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NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has established a large marine protected area (MPA) in Alaska called the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area covering 279,114 square nautical miles. This is more than twice the size of the MPA recently established in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The new MPA off the coast of Alaska is now the largest marine in the world. The NMFS recently announced similar habitat protection measures off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California. Continue reading