• Russia Resists Creation of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas

    ABC News published an article on Russian recalcitrance toward creation of marine protected areas.  This article included the following:

    “Russia is now the only country holding back support to create marine protected areas (MPA) in Antarctica, and is facing international pressure to agree to the plan.

    A meeting of 24 countries is underway in Hobart, and members are set to spend the next fortnight deciding if they should protect the waters of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica.

    The issue has been before the international committee for more than five years.

  • Comments Sought on National Marine Sanctuaries ICR

    The U.S. Department of Commerce seeks public comment on a proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Written comments must be submitted on or before November 22, 2016.