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June 12, 2014
NOAA Sanctuary Nomination Process – Summer 2014

Reposted from For the first time in twenty years, NOAA is re-establishing a process for the public to nominate nationally significant marine and Great Lakes areas as potential new national marine sanctuaries. This community-based process addresses a growing number of requests for new national marine sanctuaries from diverse interests around the country. This action […]

February 21, 2014
Indonesia Launches World’s Biggest Manta Sanctuary

By Agence France-Presse on 12:28 pm February 21, 2014. Indonesia on Friday became home to the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres, as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago. New legislation gives full protection to the creatures across all the waters […]

August 15, 2013
Key West / August 20 Lionfish Safe Handling & Capture Workshop

Key West / August 20 Lionfish Safe Handling & Capture Workshop Members of the dive public are invited to attend a free lionfish safe handling and capture workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West (35 East Quay Road). Learn about lionfish biology, research, and safe capture and handling techniques. […]

December 14, 2012
Cook Islands’ shark sanctuary creates world’s largest

13 December 2012. The Cook Islands has approved a shark sanctuary in its waters, making for the largest such sanctuary in the world. The South Pacific island chain declared a 1.9 million-sq-km sanctuary, contiguous with one established last week by neighbouring French Polynesia. That sees a ban on shark fishing and possession or sale […]

August 3, 2011
Pacific Island Nations Call For World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary; ‘Now We Can Have Balance’

by News Service – August 2, 2011 17:19 EST WASHINGTON, D.C. — An area covering over two million square miles of the western Pacific Ocean, two-thirds of the land area of the United States, is slated to become the world’s largest shark sanctuary and the first one ever created through a regional agreement among […]