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Bad resorts, good reserves

Three bits of encouraging news in one week.
Mexico kills a bad resort plan on the Sea of Cortez. It helps when your president likes coral reefs. Calderon’s attitude jibes with numerous anecdotes about the value of introducing political leaders to the endemic assets of their jurisdictions. Washington Post.
Abaco citizens sue PM to stop a questionable resort plan in the Bahamas. The community fights back, fearing golf course pollution will damage sea life. In this case, the Prime Minister apparently doesn’t value coral reefs as much as his own interest in the resort. San Francisco Chronicle.
Marine reserves expanding
. Good for better Aussie sightseeing and more abundant seafood. Fishing interests continue to resist, despite increasing scientific evidence that marine reserves eventually increase harvestable stocks. Washington Post.


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