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Pitcairn Islands to get world’s largest single marine reserve

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UK government gives go ahead in the 2015 budget to a vast marine protected area in the Pacific that’s home to more than 80 species of fish, coral and algae

The UK is to establish the world’s largest continuous marine reserve in waters around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, the government has said.

While not mentioned in chancellor George Osborne’s speech, the budget published on Wednesday confirms that the government will go ahead with designating the ocean around Pitcairn – famous partly as the island where the mutineers of the Bounty settled – as a marine protected area (MPA).

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