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[ 17 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]

Note: Expensive Freedom: Establishing Marine Protected Areas on the Open Ocean Requires an End to the Freedom of the Seas
Kirsten Selvig*
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The oceans cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, provide 3 billion people with at least 15% of their animal protein, and absorb about 30% of global CO2 emissions.[1] Marine fisheries in particular are a massive global industry, providing livelihoods for about 540 million people.[2] Water is so essential to the planet that “no water, no life.”[3] Protecting the biodiversity of the oceans is critical to preserving …