Sub-Antarctic Islands

Date: 1/3/2011

New Zealands Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson announced that a marine reserve will be created covering the entire 12-nautical mile territorial seas around Antipodes Island. Of the territorial waters around the Bounty Islands, 58% will be made a marine reserve and Danish seine fishing will be banned on the western side and south east corner of the remaining territorial waters. A marine reserve will cover 39% of the territorial waters around Campbell Island and a potential giant crab fishery will be allowed in the remaining area with a review after five years.

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