The Southern Pacific has been chosen as the best suitable place where the world’s biggest park ever will rest upon.
The Economic Zone around the Pitcairin Island has been tagged a marine protected area (MPA), hence the need for the park to be built there.
Again, the British dependency of Pitcairn (population, 65) is home to descendants of the Bounty mutineers. So, the idea of a reserve, promoted by the American-based Pew Charitable Trusts, is to ban fishing in 830,000 square km (320,000 square miles) of sea around Pitcairn.
Britain is sure banning fishing around the area will only cost Pitcairn’s economy some trivial amount: $30,000 in licence fees for tuna fishing to be forgone each year.
In return, the Island will enjoy the exclusiveness of having the world’s biggest MPA, and also draw tourists. The Great Barrier Reef is reckoned to bring in about $4 billion for Australia each year.
Hopes are high that the British government will endorse the idea. Pitcairn relies on annual British subsidies equivalent to £50,000 ($81,000) per inhabitant. And the MPA plan is broadly welcomed by islanders.