Coral Reefs to Get Protection

Publication: Science


06/16/2006 - Environmentalists are cheering a Bush Administration decision to phase out commercial fishing around one of the most remote and undisturbed coral reefs in the world. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve's 348,550 square kilometers is home to a rich diversity of fish, turtles, and mammals. Two decades of exploitation, halted in 2000, wiped out the reef's native lobsters.Read the full article on the Science Web site.

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