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On May 26, authorities in Palau set fire to a Vietnamese vessel engaged in illegal fishing near Tobi Island, in the southwest of the Pacific nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A number of similar vessels carrying sea cucumbers, shellfish, turtles, and protected fish have been seized by Palau’s Division of Marine Law Enforcement in recent years. This latest enforcement action... Read More
Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. has released a five-year monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) plan to fight illegal activities and manage emergency responses in the Pacific island country’s rich waters, most of which are included in a new national marine sanctuary. Read More
A week after a historic vote in the Palau Congress, President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. signed legislation Oct. 28 that establishes one of the largest protected areas of ocean in the world. It’s the latest in a series of major wins for efforts to protect some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments. Read More
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