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Marine Protected Areas: South Sandwich Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st October 2017.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to include the South Sandwich Islands in the Government's plans for marine protection zones.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

In 2012 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands' entire marine environment was declared a sustainable-use Marine Protected Area combining over 20,000 square kilometres of no-fishing zones with areas where commercial fishing may continue under some of the strictest regulations in the world.

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