TRISTAN DA CUNHA, SOUTH ATLANTIC — The ocean across the South Atlantic island of Tristan Da Cunha is ready to turn into a fishing warzone, because it has been declared a Marine Wildlife Sanctuary by the island’s authorities.
The transfer is designed to guard the world’s wildlife and fish populations, which implies it will be one of the final elements of the world’s oceans that will include giant fish shares.
This would make it an irresistible goal for the world’s long-range fishing boats, which have overfished most of the world’s oceans, resulting in diminished fish populations globally.
China’s giant fleet of long-range fishing boats are significantly notorious for his or her lengthy historical past of poaching fish from nations as far-off from China as South Africa and Argentina.
According to The Guardian, the protected space is large — 3 times the scale of the UK — and the UK authorities could be chargeable for imposing the brand new no-fishing regulation.
In an announcement, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson referred to as on different nations to affix Britain in its ambition to guard 30% of the world’s oceans.
He stated: “We are in danger of killing our seas. We are warming them up, making them more acidic and every day we fill them with turtle-choking, dolphin-poisoning plastic that is turning our ocean into a vast floating rubbish dump.”
SOURCES: AP News, Sky News, National Geographic, The Guardian