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School of Tuna, Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati
September 12, 2019

While Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been proven to protect certain spawning habitats and nurseries, their effectiveness for migratory species has been hard to gauge. However, a three-year study has found that migratory tuna species – skipjack, yellowtail, and bigeye – have been spawning consistently within the borders of the Phoenix Island MPA in Kiribati.

 

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