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Killing sharks might help some politicians sleep at night, but it will not stop shark interactions

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The slippery slope of Marine Park destruction

The Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has highlighted the NSW Government’s decision to remove protections from the Sydney Marine Park as evidence that recent federal government marine park downgrades have started a stampede for states to cut marine protections.
“This slippery slope for our oceans stems from the federal liberal government gutting federal marine protected areas, supporting the interests of a few big fishing and big oil companies over good science and sustainable environmental outcomes.

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Greens to push for Marine Reserve disallowance after consultation with environment movement

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Southern Ocean breakthrough a testament to environmental science and advocacy

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, strongly welcomes the decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Ross Sea, part of the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Environmental groups have been passionately and assiduously campaigning to protect the world’s last intact marine ecosystem, the Ross Sea. I am proud to be part of the movement that so doggedly fights for the protection of the planet’s special places.

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Marine Reserve recommendations unacceptable

The Greens unequivocally oppose the recommendations of a stacked Government review that was solely set up to provide cover for Tony Abbott’s green-bashing election stunt to wind-back the newly-established Commonwealth Marine Reserves.

Abbott’s decision to take an axe to marine conservation was simply part of his wider agenda of opening up the world heritage areas in Tasmania for logging, gutting the EPBC Act, removing charity status for environment groups and killing off any climate action.

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Abbott left in Obama's wake as US acts on ocean conservation

The United States has taken further lead on climate, science and conservation with President Barack Obama using his executive powers to declare additional marine protected areas and increasing research funds for monitoring ocean acidification as part of push to deal with the impacts of pollution, climate change, and overfishing in our oceans.

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