The New England Aquarium (NEAq) is a prominent non profit public aquarium in Boston with a strong commitment to aquatic research and conservation. NEAq scientists undertake projects around the world, using scientific understanding of aquatic environments to engage industries and encourage the adoption of ecologically sound practices. Primary program areas include fisheries, endangered species and habitats, conservation medicine and ocean health.
In 2006, NEAq and partners including Conservation International and the Pacific Islands nation of Kiribati announced the creation of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, the third-largest marine protected area in the world. Roughly twice the size of Portugal, the nearly uninhabited area contains eight atolls and two submerged reef systems, as well as a near pristine coral archipelago with abundant marine and bird life. The area is the first marine protected area in the region to include deep-sea habitat.
To learn more, please visit our website or contact: Heather Tausig, Director of Conservation Global Marine Programs New England Aquarium Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 Tel: 617-973-5229 Fax: 617-973-0242 Email: email@example.com Web: www.neaq.org
A single bluefin tuna, which can weigh more than 1,000 pounds, often fetches more than $10,000 in today’s market, and that financial incentive has contributed to the fish’s demise.