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Conservation Groups Propose Ocean Sanctuaries

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Conservation Groups Propose Ocean Sanctuaries

Conservation Groups Propose Ocean Sanctuaries

Conservation Groups Propose Ocean Sanctuaries

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U.S. and Canadian conservation groups unveil a proposal to create a vast network of marine reserves off the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada. Fishing would be banned in many of the areas in the proposal, the latest in a growing global movement to set up marine parks similar to those on land.

But some scientists question whether the reserves will deliver promised benefits, such as bigger catches outside protected areas.