The U.S. Department of Commerce has submitted to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the U.S. Paperwork Reduction Act:
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
Title: Application Forms for Membership on a National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council; OMB Control Number: 0648–0397.
The Government of New Caledonia has moved to create the world’s largest protected area on land or sea, the Natural Park of the Coral Sea (Le Parc Naturel de la Mer de Corail).
A new law brings under careful management a multi-use, marine protected area that totals a massive 1.3 million square kilometres, making it the largest protected area in the world.