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Pacific PSSAs

pacific_pssas
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Description

Current location of designated and proposed PSSAs in the Pacific. A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities. The criteria for the identification of particularly sensitive sea areas and the criteria for the designation of special areas are not mutually exclusive. In many cases a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area may be identified within a Special Area and vice versa. http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Environment/PSSAs/Pages/Default.aspx