Last year, a study comparing the economic value of tourism and commercial fishing around a cluster of remote Eastern Pacific Islands put some hard numbers behind a proposal to create the one of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPA). Those numbers shifted the balance in a previously one-sided dialogue with the government of Mexico which owns the islands. Read more
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[UPDATE: On October 5, 2017, the Mexican government announced its intent to expand the Revillagigedo marine park into the largest protected area of its kind in North America. We are extremely proud that Global Fishing Watch contributed to this effort. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to read about the October 5 announcement.]