UK to trial 'highly protected marine areas' in win for ocean campaigners
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More than 97% of British offshore marine protected areas (MPAs), designed to safeguard habitats and biodiversity, are being dredged and bottom trawled, according to data published by the Guardian. 1
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The Blue Marine Foundation said the pilot risks glossing over the "currently lamentable" system of MPAs around the UK. 1Nearly 40% of the country's territorial waters are covered by MPAs. 1
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