Marine Protected Areas News

Cambodia declares first-ever marine protected area

Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved the country’s first-ever marine protected area in the waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago. The 405-square-kilometer (about 156-square-mile) Marine Fisheries Management…

Needed: Old-age homes for coral reef fish

eef fish may take longer to recover from overfishing than previously thought. While smaller fish with short life spans tend to rebound quickly in protected reefs, larger, slow growing fish…

Madagascar establishes a sanctuary for sharks

Zebra Shark (Stegastoma fasciatum). Photo credit: Jürg Brand The government of Madagascar has established the Indian Ocean island's first shark sanctuary in an area famous for its marine biodiversity, reports…

Gabon protects 23% of its coastal waters

A pair of bottlenose dolphins frolic in the waters of Mayumba National Park, previously Gabon's only national park dedicated to the protection of marine species. Photo credit: Peadar Brehony /…