New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade - Manatū Aorere.

New revised proposal

New Zealand and the United States tabled a revised version of the MPA proposal at the annual CCAMLR meeting in Hobart on 30 October 2015.

The key changes are:

Why have you changed the proposal?

The proposal continues to balance marine protection, sustainable fishing and science interests and retains all the core elements for biodiversity protection and protects a full range of habitats, ecosystems and areas of particular ecological significance. If agreed, it would be the world’s biggest MPA. 

The core elements of the proposal remain. Specifically, these include:

Under the proposal the toothfish fishery would continue in areas outside the MPA. This fishery is internationally recognised for its science-based sustainable management and the MPA would enhance this.
See a copy of the updated proposal below:

Map of the revised proposal

The proposed Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area, including the boundaries of the General Protection Zone (GPZ), composed of areas (i), (ii), and (iii), the Special Research Zone (SRZ), and, in the new revised proposal, the Krill Research Zone (KRZ).