Sir Oliver welcomes creation of new Marine Protected Area

MP for North East Hertfordshire, Sir Oliver Heald, is welcoming the announcement made in last week’s Budget concerning the creation of a new Marine Protected Area around the Pitcairn Islands, which will be the world’s largest.

The zone is expected to ban commercial fishing, and will cover 322,000 square miles where previous expeditions have found more than 80 species of fish, coral and algae.

Commenting, Sir Oliver said, “I am delighted that this MPA is to go ahead. The protection of wildlife in the oceans is very important, and I am glad that the Government has taken action.”

Oliver has previously submitted Written Parliamentary Questions on this issue. Find them here and here.

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