Australia recently made international news with the revelation of its intent to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Coral Sea, which would protect an area one and a half times the size of France. The plans have some commercial fishing operations seeing red, as areas established as reserves are regulated by no-take rules. But it has been proven that many species show significant growth when their removal is prohibited from reserve areas, and that quality of catches actually improves in the areas surrounding marine reserves. This thought-provoking video showcases the importance of protecting the life found within our oceans, and the role that protection plays in furthering our own existence on planet Earth.
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