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Tristan Da Cunha declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean

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  • November 16, 2020
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Tristan Da Cunha declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity

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  • Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean.

Important value additions 

Tristan da Cunha

  • It is also home to the world’s most remote human settlement. 
  • It is also an isolated UK Overseas Territory. 
  • It is a remote group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. 
  • It has its own constitution.
  • It is also home to tens of millions of seabirds and several unique land birds.
  • It is also home to the World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands, which is one of the most important seabird islands in the world.

Do you know? 

  • After joining the UK’s Blue Belt Programme, it will become the largest no-take zone in the Atlantic and the fourth largest on the planet. 
  • This means fishing, mining and any such activities will not be allowed.
  • This will close over 90% of their waters to harmful activities such as bottom-trawling fishing, sand extraction and deep-sea mining.

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