17 May '11, 6pm

Will Japan Provide Anti-poaching Support to the Republic of Palau #seashepherd #shark #palau

Will Japan Provide Anti-poaching Support to the Republic of Palau? Following aggressive pressure from the Japanese government, President Johnson Toribiong of the Republic of Palau has unfortunately decided to withdraw from the agreement made in March 2011 with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which would have authorized them to patrol Palau’s territorial waters and protect the sharks, turtles, rays, and other marine life of this one-of-a-kind archipelago. The Japanese government has promised to provide Palau with a patrol vessel and financial support as an alternative to Sea Shepherd’s involvement. Sea Shepherd is optimistic that Japan’s offer to protect the sanctuary is sincere and not merely a ploy to negate Sea Shepherd’s intervention against poachers whose unlawful catch in large majority ends up in the Japanese fish market. Sea Shepherd welcomes the news that Japan ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110517-1.html

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