Traditional and cultural non-commercial fishing by the Pitcairn Islanders and their visitors is permitted in the territorial seas of all the islands, which extend out 12 nautical miles from each. Such fishing is also allowed within 2 nautical miles of the summit of 40 Mile Reef and in the transit zone between Pitcairn and 40 Mile Reef. Read More
The United Kingdom announced the designation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve in the South Pacific Ocean on September 15, 2016. The Pitcairn reserve is now the world’s second largest marine protected area—measuring a total of 320,465 square miles (830,000 square kilometers). Read More
A map featuring the world's largest highly protected marine reserves. Read More
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