Marine Protected Area
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- The Papahānaumokuākea Precedent: Ecosystem-scale Marine Protected Areas in the EEZ by Alison Rieser
In 2006, the United States designated by presidential proclamation a 362,073 square kilometers protected area around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a remote chain of coral atolls, reefs, and islands extending 1200 miles seaward of the U.S.’s fiftieth state. A subsequent proclamation renamed the area Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to reflect the area’s cultural and spiritual [...]