World's Largest Marine Reserve - Almost the Size of Alaska - to be Created on Antarctica Coast

World's Largest Marine Reserve - Almost the Size of Alaska - to be Created on Antarctica Coast

The world’s biggest marine reserve, almost as large as Alaska, will be established in the Ross Sea in Antarctica under an agreement reached by representatives of 24 nations and the European Union in Australia on Friday.

The policymakers and scientists agreed unanimously to create a zone that will encompass 965,600 square kilometres of ocean. Commercial fishing will be banned from the entire area, but 28 per cent of it will be designated as research zones, where scientists can catch limited amounts of fish and krill, tiny invertebrates that provide food for whales, penguins, seals and other animals.

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