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Posted on February 1, 2017 - 11:32am, by nwehner

Via Seafood Source

"In the larger picture, Trump’s “America First” policy, is likely to shift the mantle of global leadership to China. As America withdraws from the world stage, China is moving into the vacuum left behind. For years, China has cultivated economic relationships with countries around the globe, and now that the United States is removing itself as an alternative to that influence, many countries have no other option than to embrace China."

MPA News

MPA News does not normally report on elections of national leaders. However, the early-November election of Donald J. Trump to serve as the next President of the US could be relevant to the MPA field. In particular there is the possibility it could bring a rollback of some significant MPAs.

Trump has stated his intent to “cancel every unconstitutional executive action” issued by current US President Barack Obama. Depending on how Trump and his administration choose to define “unconstitutional” (the term is often used loosely in US politics), those executive actions could include MPA designations. Namely these would be MPAs that Obama enacted or expanded without congressional approval, using the executive authority accorded to him as President under the US Antiquities Act.