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UPDATED: Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on September 29th, 2015.

The Kermadec Islands and surrounding ocean – one of the Pacific’s most diverse and pristine marine environments – is to be protected from all forms of fishing and mining. The Prime Minister’s announced the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary this week at the United Nations in New York. More information, including a Q&A, is available on […]

Dom Post: Taking Kermadec arc off the mining map

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2010.

Research, Science and Technology minister Wayne Mapp says he supports the protection of the Kermadec region, and hence the restriction of any mining activity in the area. While the area is rich in mineral deposits, it is also virtually untouched, and seen as an important example of marine biodiversity. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

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