Wed October 23, 2013
Diplomats Try For Deal Protecting Marine Life Near Antarctica
Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 6:47 am
Diplomats are trying once again to preserve a vast swath of the ocean around Antarctica. Delegates from 24 nations and the European Union are meeting in Australia now, where they will consider proposals to create a marine protected area that would curtail fishing in the Ross Sea. Previous efforts have failed, but advocates say a scaled-back proposal this time around may stand a better chance.