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

Posted Fri, Jun 27, 2014 by Agata Mrowiec to EU MPAs, mpas, obama our ocean, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

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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