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Fletcher’s Island could become marine reserve

Pitcairn Island, the South Pacific haven of the Bounty mutineers, is a proposed site for the world’s largest marine reserve. The Island’s Council recently voted in favour of banning commercial fishing in its 86,000 square kilometre Economic Zone (subsistence fishing by locals would still be allowed) and has put the deal to the British Government which controls the islands.

 

If ratified this would, in effect, create the world’s largest marine park and would surpass the one around the Chagos Islands, another British controlled territory.