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Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific
Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific

Kiribati will prohibit commercial fishing in a swath of ocean that is a major spawning ground for tuna, the Pacific island nation’s president said this week, not long before President Obama announced U.S. plans to protect top marine areas and fight black-market fishing. Kiribati President Anote Tong discussed the ban on fishing in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area on Monday during the opening keynote of the U.S. State Department’s Our Oceans conference in Washington. The two-day conference addressed unsustainable fishing practices, marine pollution and ocean acidification, the process by which oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and become more acidic. “As...

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