Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Marshall Islands Creates Worlds Largest Shark Sanctuary!

The Marshall Islands have joined Palau, the Maldives, Honduras, the Bahamas, and Tokelau in creating a shark sanctuary in their territorial waters. Encompassing nearly two million sq. km of ocean and imposing a ban on commercial shark fishing, the Marshall Islands' new legislation includes fines ranging between $25,000 to $200,000 for anyone found to be fishing for sharks, or in possession of shark fins.  AWESOME!