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A Palau-based shark conservation organization founded in 2001 to bring about an end to shark-finning in Palau and whose goal it is to have Palau's exclusive economic zone declared a Shark Sanctuary. Palau Shark Sanctuary is a member of International Year of The Shark 2009. Palau Shark Sanctuary was founded in November 2001 by Dermot Keane a staff member of a locally owned Palau dive center whose next door neighbor is a long line fishing base. The original purpose of the Palau Shark…


Exclusive Economic Zones

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Greenpeace activists hold a banner under an illegally deployed fish aggregating device (FAD) in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Palau. Photographer: Alex Hofford / Greenpeace

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Protecting Pitcairn's marine bounty -

"There are only a handful of Exclusive Economic Zones of the world that remain pristine occupying less than 5% of the ocean," the expedition report adds.