• Dave Harmon, PW editor

UK | Largest no-take MPA yet in Atlantic Ocean will be created around Ascension Island

Conservationists have hailed the creation of the largest fully protected marine reserve in the Atlantic around Ascension Island.

Chancellor Philip Hammond used his Spring Statement to announce the Government would support the Ascension Island Council’s call to designate all its waters as a marine protected area, with no fishing allowed.

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