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New shark sanctuary announced in Madagascar Photo

New shark sanctuary announced in Madagascar

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports that the government of Madagascar has created the country’s first shark sanctuary. Antongil Bay, the largest bay in Madagascar, now offers protection to 19 species of shark and also restricts international fishing trawlers from fishing in the area.

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British Virgin Islands announces shark sanctuary Photo

British Virgin Islands announces shark sanctuary

The British Virgin Islands, which is comprised of approximately 60 islands and cays, has announce plans to protect shark species by creating a shark sanctuary within its waters. All commercial fishing of all shark species in the waters of the BVIs will be banned. Image from Shutterstock.

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Raja Ampat shark sanctuary becomes law Photo

Raja Ampat shark sanctuary becomes law

Shark Savers has announced that the decree that created the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary has been written into provincial law by the Raja Ampat parliament. The sanctuary was originally created in September 2010 by use of a local Bupati decree, after the council was presented with an 8,500 strong petition. Since then, Shark Savers, Conservation International, the Nature Conservancy, WildAid, CORAL, Papua Diving and Misool Eco Resort have campaigned to get it enshrined in a more permanent and enforceable law. The resulting legal framework is the first of its kind in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle.

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