Sanctuary Created For Sharks in the Bahamas

Wednesday 06th, July 2011 / 09:37 Published by

The Bahamas is the latest in a train of countries that are giving top priority to shark conservation. They have converted 243,244 square miles of the country’s waters into a shark sanctuary, prohibiting any commercial fishing of the animals.

Studies have shown how much more valuable to an economy sharks are when they’re alive than when they’re fished.

It is being pointed out that the Bahamian sanctuary was created by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244) to prohibit commercial shark fishing along with the sale, importation and export of shark products.

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