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South Africa | 4 new MPAs approved; will extend protection offshore from iSimangaliso Wetland NP

Durban - Cabinet has approved of all four applications for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) from KwaZulu-Natal.

Those off KZN are an offshore extension of the existing 5.6km boundary off the iSimangaliso Wetland National Park to include deeper waters beyond the shelf edge; the Thukela Banks as a new MPA off the Thukela mouth area; an extension of the Aliwal Shoal MPA; and a new MPA off Port Shepstone including the Protea Banks.

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