Russia says nyet

July 18th, 2013 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

New Zealand’s fight to establish a massive marine reserve in Antarctic waters has been delayed at least another three months after countries failed to agree on the ambitious sanctuary for a second time.

The proposal to create a 2.27 million sq km marine sanctuary in the , which was backed by the United States, failed yesterday after a consensus could not be reached within the 25 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

A delegation from did not support the proposal at the meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, questioning whether the commission had the legal power to establish a reserve in the region. Along with Ukraine, expressed concern about the increased restrictions on fishing in the plans.

This is a great pity. The Ross Sea should have the same scientific reserve status as the continent itself.

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8 Responses to “Russia says nyet”

  1. RRM (9,920 comments) says:

    Cold this morning, Captain?

    http://www.digibytes.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Sean-Connery.jpg

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  2. mikemikemikemike (325 comments) says:

    Why do you care about protecting the integrity of the Ross Sea but you are disappointed that we are not carving a massive tunnel through a National Park?

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  3. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    RRM
    “The order is engage the silent drive.”

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  4. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    “Why do you care about protecting the integrity of the Ross Sea but you are disappointed that we are not carving a massive tunnel through a National Park?”

    really dude?

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  5. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    It is not just the fishing. There is heaps of oil to be harvested too. :)

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  6. Dazzaman (1,140 comments) says:

    Fish & drill I say…

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  7. mikemikemikemike (325 comments) says:

    RRM – yea, why?

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  8. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    @RRM and mikemild

    “Cold and …………………… hard”

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