marine areas

09 Jul: Antarctic: MEPs call for rapid solution to protect marine areas

(Source: European Parliament)

Urgent need for an agreement on two Marine Protected Areas in AntarcticaThe two areas have a combined size of approximately 3 million km2EU must continue to play a leading role and bilateral and multilateral efforts must be stepped up

MEPs want the deadlock in international negotiations on the establishment of two protected Antarctic marine areas to end soon.

Talks on the creation of two so-called Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Antarctica have ground to a halt. In a draft resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs stress the urgent need for the parties negotiating within the framework of the Commission …