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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Palau must not open its waters to commercial shark fishing

Bad news from Palau, they are looking at passing a bill that will effectively allowed their shark populations to be destroyed and ruin their tourism industry. Read more about the bill here. And please sign the petition!
Palau must not open its waters to commercial shark fishing
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 10:07 , sharksavers.org

At a time that the Maldives is banning shark fishing and becoming a model for other nations, Palau is moving backward.

A bill is now moving through the legislative process in Palau that will significantly weaken its previously strong shark fishing laws.

Tourism is Palau's largest industry, representing 66% of GDP. Palau is an important destination for divers who know that sharks are protected, there. A few years of increased taxes from foreign vessels until the sharks are depleted cannot possibly add up to much when they put tourism and their marine ecosystem at risk.

3 comments:

Shark Diver said...

Keep up the pressure and the postings.Palau's tourism will change this if they feel the sting.

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