Bahamas acts to protect sharksBahama Islands Info, submitted by Lia Head / BNT. Tuesday, 05 July 2011 08:52
NASSAU, Bahamas — Sharks in The Bahamas can breathe more easily after the nation’s government announced Tuesday that all commercial shark fishing in the approximately 630,000 square kilometers (243,244 square miles) of the country’s waters is now prohibited.
“2011 is fast becoming the year of the shark,” said Jill Hepp, manager of global shark conservation for the Pew Environment Group. “Today’s announcement permanently protects more than 40 shark species in Bahamian waters. We applaud the people and government of The Bahamas for being bold leaders in marine conservation.”
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