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Federated States of Micronesia, Fisheries, Marshall Islands, Palau

Marshall Islands and Palau join shark protection efforts

Marshall Islands and Palau have joined a coalition of eight countries that aims to save sharks from extinction through the development of sanctuaries for the endangered animal.

Radio Australia reports that the Federated States of Micronesia, the Bahamas, Colombia, Honduras, the Maldives and Mexico have also signed an agreement to prohibit commercial fishing of sharks in almost three million square kilometres of ocean.

Scientists say sharks are threatened by overfishing and finning.

The eight countries have agreed to sustain and develop shark sanctuaries, stabilise shark populations in international waters and support scientifically proven measures to protect the endangered species.

 


 

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