Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Case in Point: Palau!

Great announcement by Palau today!

Palau Announces Massive Marine Sanctuary
NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 25, 2010 (IPS) - One of Japan's closest allies declared over the weekend that all of its oceans - more than 600,000 square kilometres - would be a sanctuary for whales, dolphins, dugongs, sharks and other species.

But then, I find this.
Palau's sanctuary may be in name only, with just one boat supplied by Australia but operated by the Palau government to patrol the vast region."We are thankful to Pew for a recent grant for fuel so they can go out more than twice a month,"
"Last August I received a report from the U.S. officials in Guam showing more than 850 vessels fishing illegally in Palau's waters," Fritz added.

You may want to scroll down to yesterday's blog post.

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