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Protecting Shark Populations: Shark Sanctuaries
May 05 2019
In 2009, Palau became the first nation in the world to establish a national shark sanctuary. There are now 17 shark sanctuaries around the globe where sharks are seen for...
Bahamas Shark Sanctuary – advancing shark conservation
Sep 15 2018
The Bahamas shark sanctuary was created in July of 2011 by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244). The amendment...
Bahamas Shark Sanctuary 5th Anniversary
Jul 05 2016
Here’s a video put together by PEW back in 2011 when the Bahamas was working to establish a National Shark Sanctuary. The Bahamas has long been a safe haven for...
New Shark Sanctuaries announced in the Caribbean
Jun 22 2016
Exciting news this week as four new shark sanctuaries were announced for the Caribbean! Both St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands decided to completely close their...
New Galápagos Sanctuary Has World’s Highest Abundance of Sharks
Mar 22 2016
Exciting news out of Ecuador! The Galapagos Islands will now have some protection against fishing. Upon creation of the sanctuary, Correa said, “The Galápagos Islands...
BNT Speaks out against the Needless Killing of Sharks
Mar 05 2016
From The Bahamas National Trust: The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been made aware of the killing of a mature tiger shark in the Exuma Cays in early March. The BNT...
A win for shark protection proponents
Sep 22 2012
GREAT news today! The government of the Bahamas agreed to pass legislation to prohibit the export of any shark or shark product from the Bahamas. Thanks to the Bahamas...
Bahamas Shark Sanctuary
Jul 05 2012
C elebrating one year since the government of the Bahamas announced that all commercial shark fishing in the approximately 630,000 square kilometers (243,244 square...
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