Over 8,500 square miles of shark sanctuaries have been declared surrounding the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire and Saba. The announcement was made on September 2nd by Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma. The sanctuaries are only the 11th and 12th of their kind in the world and will also include marine mammal protection.
The announcement of the two shark sanctuaries came as the Dutch Shark Week came to a close. Currently, the Dutch Postcode Lottery is sponsoring the “Save our Sharks” project as well as the “Dutch Shark Week.”
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