Bahamas Recognizes Importance of Sharks; Gives Them a Sanctuary

July 6, 2011 / No Comments

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. A Treehugger report quoting Jill Hepp, manager of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, said, “2011 is fast becoming the ...