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Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems

Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Managing a country’s entire fisheries is a better strategy than closing parts of the ocean to fishing, a new commentary argues. Marine protected areas have grown in popularity since the early 2000s. Recent examples include an area twice the size of Texas in the central Pacific established in 2014 by President Barack Obama, and a proposal to close 25 percent of the Seychelles’ exclusive economic zone, an island nation off Africa’s east coast.

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