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The United States is said to be taking a more conservationist approach to Antarctica than New Zealand. Our Government is planning to submit a proposal for a Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea region, which will include ecologically important features and habitats. However, it will enable toothfish to still be fished in areas outside the MPA. Former MFAT Antarctic policy unit head Stuart Prior says there's a danger in having a major policy disagreement with the United States.

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