Obama has expanded or created several marine preserves during his time in office, as the world increasingly recognizes the need to protect marine life. Scientists believe that the marine park can be a platform for a deeper understanding of climate change impacts. But previous negotiations had failed because of opposition raised by some countries, most notably Russian Federation.
"For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and worldwide waters", said Mike Walker, project director of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, calling the outcome "momentous".
The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area is as large as France, Spain and Germany combined, and will be a no-go zone for fishing vessels for the next 35 years.
The agreement is "remarkable" at a time of "strained political relations", as U.N. Environment's Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh says in a statement.
The new MPA, set to come into force in December 2017, will limit or entirely prohibit certain activities in order to meet specific conservation habitat protection, ecosystem monitoring and fisheries management objectives, according to the CCAMLR.
Mike Walker, Project Director of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, said the deal was an important milestone for ocean conservation, but urged countries to go further. In the remaining zone, commercial fishing will be allowed with some conditions.
Chris Johnson, WWF-Australia's ocean science manager, said: "Today's agreement is a turning point for the protection of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean".
The 25-member commission which reached the proposal includes the United States, China, Russia and the European Union. Additionally, a 110,000 sq km "special research zone" will be established on the outside of the no-take zone, allowing catching of krill and toothfish only for research purposes. "The limited 35-year restriction for protection of the Ross Sea contradicts the scientific advice that marine protection should be long-term".
"For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and global waters", Walker said.
"I want the Rough Sea to be the first in a series of marine protected areas around Antarctica".
Mesches and Jolene then entered a loving embrace as the two fell to the floor while Jolene happily jumped about the room. You can see what appears to be pure shock and joy as she sees the living, breathing, giant version of her favorite toy.
Aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, terrorists crossed the Line of Control on Friday night in the Machli sector. Further commenting on the matter, an army spokesman said, "The incident will be responded to appropriately".
UPDATE: Trump wired his campaign $10 million Friday morning to pay for television and digital advertisements and ground game. Said Trump, 'Mathematical model? His campaign said the figures are still not good enough. "I really think it's the message".
"It is clearly the desire of the US and Iraqi governments to eliminate collateral damage to the civilian population of Mosul". During an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, the Donald said he could teach the retired U.S.
They've won three of their last four and have a chance to play meaningful games down the stretch if they maintain this momentum. The Jaguars finally got a touchdown with 4:12 to play, but the Raiders were already secure in the victory by that time.
Mark Kirk is now trying to fend off a challenge for his Illinois Senate seat from Democratic congresswoman Tammy Duckworth . Kirk campaign spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis did not apologize for the remark in a statement defending the senator.
Terminal 5 was originally approved with Heathrow promising these slots but they never materialised and we were left without. Essex County Council has welcomed the plans and is calling on the Government to start the process quickly.
Band is co-founder of global PR consulting firm Teneo and worked as Bill Clinton's personal assistant during his presidency. The memo shows examples of companies paying Bill Clinton directly when they were also donors to the Foundation .
Abele said the operator of the bus, USA Holiday, appeared to be an "owner-operator" company, meaning the driver owned the firm. Tony Arceo, 31, said he was lucky his parents were sitting in the back of the bus when it crashed on Sunday.
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The Indians stranded two runners in the seventh inning, a runner in the eighth inning and another in the ninth. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has never seen anything to compare with Schwarber's reemergence. "It makes it better".
Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts
After two weeks of picking against the Irish, I have a feeling they're due - just as Stanford was two weeks ago in South Bend . It was Murphy's Law in South Bend for the Hurricanes. "You have to come out with a little more control", McGlinchey said.
Syria: Turkish forces to move on Manbij, Raqqa
Meanwhile, other media reports said more than 200 soldiers and civilians had been detained in coup-related operations on Thursday. However, Arab forces, and not Kurdish ones, are expected to be the ones to take the city itself, United States officials say.
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
Iran has been providing military advisory assistance to the Syrian government in its campaign against terrorism. Since March 2011, Syria has been hit by militancy it blames on some Western states and their regional allies.
Bus passengers saved by 'hero' taxi driver
A Muslim bus driver died in Brisbane, Australia , after a passenger threw an "item" which set him on fire, police said on Friday. Mr Alisher was an enthusiastic singer and hobby film-maker. "Today when I heard I am very disappointed, I left my job", he said.
Clinton Demands 'Full And Complete Facts' On New Emails
Alabama's senior senator said the latest revelations are an indication of an "incomplete investigation" by the FBI. The FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant", Comey told the committee chairmen.
Negan's victim revealed in 'Walking Dead' premiere
King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) is the charismatic leader of the Kingdom, a new settlement. 'Still not thinking about himself. Like millions of other people , I waited months and months to find out who Negan killed on " The Walking Dead ".
Raiders handle Jaguars 33-16 for another East Coast victory
Offensively, the Raiders are averaging 25.3 points and 374.0 total yards (263.8 in passing and 110.2 in rushing) per game. In the receiving end, Allen Hurns posted 74 yards in five receptions while Marqise Lee added 61 yards in six catches .