Which is the First Marine National Park of India?

India’s first Marine Wildlife Sanctuary and first Marine National Park were created in the Gulf of Kutch in 1980 and 1982, respectively. It is an archipelago of 42 tropical islands along the northern coast of Jamnagar district and the southern coast of Kutch. 

In 1980, an area of 270 km2 from Okha to Jodiya was declared Marine Sanctuary. Later, in 1982, a core area of 110 km2 was declared Marine National Park under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 of India.

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