24 Jun '11, 10pm

Honduras creates a shark sanctuary!

In a sign that the global movement to protect sharks is picking up steam, Honduras is declaring its waters to be a permanent sanctuary for the fish. We want to be a reference point for the world. We’re a small country, but we can set an example” María Antonieta Guillén de Bogran, Honduran first vice president President Porfirio Lobo Sosa will sign the sanctuary bill into law on Friday on a visit to the island of Roatan, the country's top diving and snorkeling destination, his office said on Thursday. The move makes permanent a moratorium on commercial fishing for sharks that Honduras announced last year in a joint declaration with the Micronesian island of Palau. The measure protects sharks in the 92,665 square miles of Honduras’s exclusive economic zone, which encompasses both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Conservationists applauded the move. “There’s real momentum gr...

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