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Australia Creates Giant Marine Reserves Ahead of Rio Summit | Epoch Times

Australia has announced plans to create the world’s largest protected marine network, covering an area the size of India that will be off limits to oil and gas companies and commercial fishing ventures.

The fishing industry, however, says the network is too big, while conservation groups, although supportive of the initiative, say it has been tailored to suit the oil and gas industry.

Announcing the plan a week ahead of the high profile United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, Environment Minister Tony Burke said the marine exclusion zone provides an important opportunity for Australia to lead the world in ocean protection.

via Australia Creates Giant Marine Reserves Ahead of Rio Summit | Asia Pacific | World | Epoch Times.

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