Six times the size of the reserve now….
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President Obama will declare a large swath of the Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing and energy exploration on Thursday.
Obama will sign a proclamation Thursday expanding protections for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument into the largest marine reserve in the world, according to a White House fact sheet.
This is the biggest move yet by Obama to protect the oceans, and will declare a sanctuary six times the monuments current size.