06 Jul '11, 4pm

Great news! Bahamas joins Palau, the Maldives, Honduras in prohibiting commercial fishing of #sharks

Great news! Bahamas joins Palau, the Maldives, Honduras in prohibiting commercial fishing of #sharks

The Bahamas announced Tuesday morning it would end all commercial shark fishing in its waters, an area that encompasses more than 240,000 square miles. 2011 is fast becoming the year of the shark. We applaud the people and government of the Bahamas for being bold leaders in marine conservation” Jill Hepp, Pew Environment Group’s manager of global shark conservation The move — under which only the catch and release of sharks is permitted — marks the second time in two weeks that a Caribbean nation has enacted broad protections for sharks in its exclusive economic zone. Honduras instituted a total ban on shark fishing in its waters June 24. “The Bahamas government is determined to enhance the protection extended to sharks,” said Lawrence S. Cartwright, the country’s minister of agriculture and marine resources, at a press conference where he signed the measure into law. “As ...

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care2.com 07 Jul '11, 2pm

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