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Pacific nation creates world’s largest shark sanctuary #sharks

04 Oct 2011: Pacific Nation Creates World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary The Marshall Islands, a small archipelago nation in the Pacific Ocean, has established what will become the world’s largest shark sanctuary , banning commercial shark fishing across 750,000 square miles of As Shark Slaughter Continues, A Defender Targets Fin Trade In an interview with Yale e360 , shark conservationist Sonja Fordham talks about the battle to save one of the world’s most magnificent fish. READ THE e360 REPORT ocean — an area eight times as large as the UK — and outlawing the trade in shark products. In addition to a ban on shark fishing, the legislation bans the use of certain fishing gear in national waters. Government leaders say protection of sharks and rays is critical to the small nation’s tourism-driven economy. “There is no greater statement we can make about the importance of sharks ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/pacific_nation_creates_worlds...

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