Going Green

Thursday, December 20, 2007

UK Marine Sanctuaries Proposed

From the BBC...

Marine protection plan unveiled

Public consultation has begun on proposals to extend protection for marine life around Britain.
Seven areas, totalling 10,000sq km (4,000sq miles) of sea, have been earmarked as sites for the UK's first offshore Special Areas of Conservation.

They include habitats of important sea life, such as sandbanks, sand volcanoes and cold water coral reefs, found in the seas surrounding the UK.

Currently, only...(complete article here).

Marine protected areas are important for the revitalization and health of fish stocks. Seafood will continue to be a critical source of protein for the world as long as we protect and regulate wisely.

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