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Vast Shark Sanctuary Created in Pacific


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Richard Black

Source: BBC News

October 2, 2011

 

"The Marshall Islands government has created the world's largest shark sanctuary, covering nearly two million sq km (750,000 sq miles) of ocean.

 

The Pacific republic will ban trade in shark products and commercial shark fishing throughout its waters.

 

Tourism, including diving, is a staple of the Marshall Islands archipelago, which is home to just 68,000 people.

 

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