Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/04/05

Australia opens vast swaths of famed marine parks to fishing

Osprey Reef is one of many reefs in Australia’s Coral Sea Marine Park. It will retain full protection under the government’s new plan. Photo by Matt Keiffer via Flickr. “Australia is known for protecting its sea life in a 3.3 million square kilometer (1.3 million square mile) system of marine parks that covers 36 percent of the country’s oceans. The protection of those parks is now at stake, as the government last week approved five long-awaited management plans covering 44 parks. The new plans open 17 percent of the parks’ area to commercial fishing and 16 percent of their area to recreational fishing compared to the original plans formed by the previous government when the parks were proclaimed in 2012.”

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Fonte: Mongabay, 29 de março de 2018


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