Palau to establish fishing-free ocean sanctuary! Wow...
An article in the New Zealand Herald reports: “Palau created the world’s first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway to completely ban commercial fishing in the island nation’s vast ocean territory by 2018.
The fishing-free zone in the northern Pacific, described as unprecedented by famed US marine scientist Sylvia Earle, will cover 630,000sq km, an area almost the size of France.”
More here: http://blog.dive-the-world.com/2014/09/palau-establish-fishing-free-ocean-sanctuary/