05 Jul '11, 6pm

Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday joined the growing global movement to protect sharks, betting that the endangered animals are worth more to visiting divers than they are to fishermen. The law, signed into effect by Lawrence S. Cartwright, the agriculture and fisheries minister, bans all commercial shark fishing in the country’s 243,000 square-mile territorial waters and prohibits trade in shark products. The Caribbean nation, a renowned diving destination, is famed for its shark encounters . While the country banned long-line fishing gear 20 years ago in another boon to shark populations, said Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, ‘‘there were no specific laws in the Bahamas for sharks, the crown jewels of ocean health.’’ The new regulations will ‘‘ensure that that...

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Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

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Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

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Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Green: Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

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