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elbuzo

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Good news for sharks and rays !

22 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

Dominican Republic banned the capture and trading on all shark and rays species in his territorial waters forever.

 

A cornerstone action was implemented by the minister of environment that will greatly help the conservation of our marine ecosystems .  The decree also temporarily prohibited the fishing of parrotfishes and surgeonfishes( for 2 years ) and diadema urchins ( 5 years ) .  Which we hope it can be extended for life in the near future.

 

The implementation was made by the new minister Francisco Dominguez-Brito and was heavily supported by world known business man and conservationist Richard Branson ; also by the local community of  environmentalists which are also now collaborating on the implementation and enforcement of the new rules .

 

Here is one of the few publications in english of the news:

 

http://www.fis.com/f...=&ndb=1 target=