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Photos: OSPAR Protects 16 Species and Habitat in the Northeast Atlantic

European cod (Gadus morhua)

European cod (Gadus morhua). (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Minguell)

Late last month, the OSPAR Commission, a group of 15 European governorning bodies and the European Union that works to protect marine life, adopted a landmark Regional Action Plan to combat litter and protect 16 vulnerable species and habitat. This article, which originally appeared on Oceana in Europe's blog, takes a close look at some of the species protected by the decision. 


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Will Europe Follow in President Obama’s Footsteps to Create Marine Protected Areas?

A reef off of Spain

A reef off of Spain, pictured during a 2006 Oceana Ranger Expedition. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos)

Earlier this month, President Obama announced his intentions to expand protection for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, as well as his commitment to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Like Oceana in North America, Oceana in Europe campaigns for the establishment and expansion of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) throughout the Baltic and elsewhere in the EU.


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