Palau joins regional initiative to protect sharks


Palau has become the latest Pacific country to join a regional conservation initiative to protect shark and ray species in its waters.

Other countries in the region who have backed the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme by the World Wildlife Fund included Fiji, Samoa and French Polynesia.

Palau became the world’s first shark sanctuary in 2009 banning all shark fishing in its territorial waters, and is looking at banning all commercial fishing by 2018




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