Fact Sheet

Recent Shark Sanctuaries and Other Protections

Reef SharkOver the past two years several nations have enacted new laws and initiatives to help protect sharks. These include:

  • Palau National Shark Sanctuary
  • Maldives National Shark Sanctuary
  • Hawaii Shark Retention Ban
  • Honduras/Palau Shark Sanctuary Challenge
  • Northern Mariana Islands Shark Retention Ban
  • Guam Shark Retention Ban