Chilean Senate Recommends MPA Around Salas y Gómez Island - Oceana

Victory | August 16, 2010

Chilean Senate Recommends MPA Around Salas y Gómez Island

The Chilean Senate’s Fisheries Committee unanimously agreed that the Chilean government should establish a 200 nautical mile marine protected area around the Island of Salas y Gómez, near Easter Island. Oceana and National Geographic have been promoting the protection of this area, which still remains virtually unexplored, and which may well be one of the last pristine vulnerable marine ecosystems in the Pacific.