Protecting the World's Shark Sanctuaries

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Protecting the World's Shark Sanctuaries

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At shark sanctuaries around the world, law enforcement can seem like a daunting task. But in places including the Marshall Islands, Honduras, and Palau, officials have proved that they do enforce sanctuary laws, and that their countries can benefit from strong shark protections.

In recent years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked with eight countries and territories to establish shark sanctuaries, implementing policies that ban commercial fishing of sharks and possession of fishing gear used to target them.

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