Q. Hanich, C. Schofield and C. Smyth. Going Big in the Pacific: Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific Ocean. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 5 (2020), 186-204
The definition of large-scale marine protected areas in the Pacific Ocean is fundamental to the achievement of global marine conservation targets. The threatened nature of the global ocean is emphasised, the evolution of global spatial targets for marine conservation outlined and the implementation of large-scale marine protected areas in Australia and the Pacific Ocean more broadly is reviewed. The article concludes with some reflections on the efficacy of such mechanisms in the Pacific.