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Ocean preserve: Bush plan recognized a need to protect
Houston Chronicle – United States
million acres to create a national maritime monument, now known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
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Expand county’s no-fishing zones?
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
It has a year to submit its nonbinding report to the state Fish & Game Commission, which has the final say on new or expanded marine reserves.

Small-scale fisheries are “best hope” for sustainability in
Mongabay.com – USA
We need less fishing effort and more marine reserves. And we need them fast.” As for consumers in the developed world, Jacquet does not believe it is enough
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Conservationists asking to keep ban on off-shore drilling
Foster’s Daily Democrat – Dover,NH,USA
Brooks said extracting oil and gas from the protected area would have a negligible effect on prices, lowering them “a few cents one or two decades from now.
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Fishermen, Environmentalists Face Off Over Coastal Protection
NBC Sandiego.com – San Diego,CA,USA
The focus is on state marine protected areas, and San Diego County has several of them, including La Jolla Cove, Cardiff and San Eligio Lagoon.
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