Science & Technology

Effort to Create Antarctic Marine Preserve Gets Boost

U.S., New Zealand resolve fishing dispute that was getting in the way


An international push to create a giant marine sanctuary in Antarctica has gotten a big boost after the United States and New Zealand resolved their dispute over fishing.

The two countries on Monday submitted a joint proposal for a Ross Sea reserve to the international organization that regulates fishing in Antarctica. They'd earlier submitted competing proposals which stood little chance of success.