A Vast New Ocean Sanctuary in South Atlantic



A Tristan Albatross on Nightingale Island with Tristan da Cunha in the background. Photo credit: Brian Gratwicke / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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A Vast New Ocean Sanctuary in South Atlantic (Maria)


The author writes, “The waters around the remote inhabited island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic are set to become the world’s fourth-largest marine sanctuary. … The new marine sanctuary, which was announced on Friday, will encompass 265,437 square miles, making it almost three times larger than the entire United Kingdom. Ninety percent of the waters around the island chain will become a full ‘no-take’ sanctuary, meaning that fishing, mining, and any other kind of extractive activity will be banned.”