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Dare To Be Deep - SeaStates Report on North America’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Dare To Be Deep:  SeaStates Report on North America’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Based on our analysis, our overall conclusion is that there remains a long way to go in reaching national and international targets to protect at least 10% of the ocean estate in North American countries. Overall, less than 1% of continental* North America’s ocean estate is protected and only 0.04% is in fully protected areas that scientists say offer the best hope to protect ocean ecosystems for the long term.