Pacific Leaders Call for Oceanwide Shark Protections July 23 2013
Resolution opposes U.S. proposal that could weaken shark conservation laws
"As Pacific Islanders, we share these resources, and with these actions, we are telling the world that sharks are worthy of our respect and protection.”
-Judi Won Pat, president, Association of Pacific Island Legislatures
Leaders from a dozen countries, states, and U.S. territories across the Pacific Ocean are calling for oceanwide protections for sharks—a move that underscores a growing commitment to ending unsustainable shark fishing in the region.