Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area

2016 CERoss Sea, Antarctica

"The United States and 24 other countries have approved the creation of the world's largest marine protected area (MPA) to date in Antarctica's Ross Sea, safeguarding one of the last unspoiled ocean wilderness areas on the planet. Covering an area of 600,000 square miles in the Ross Sea, the new MPA will be protected from commercial fishing for 35 years."

Source: Fisheries, Noaa. n.d. “Marine Protected Area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.” Noaa.Gov. Accessed March 2, 2021. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/international-affairs/marine-protected-area-antarcticas-ross-sea.

Image Source: Ross Sea Protected Area, Wiki Commons; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ross_Sea_Marine_Protected_Area.jpg