Palau President Proposes ‘No Commercial Fishing Zone’ – VIDEO

Posted on by Oceania TV News

By Rolynda Jonathan

The President of the Republic of Palau Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. has announced plans to ban all commercial fishing in Palau’s exclusive economic zone.

During a reception dinner on March 11 welcoming Prince Albert II of Monaco, President Remengesau said the initiative would not only make Palau a Shark Sanctuary, but would make Palau a Sea Sanctuary.

“Our vision is for an area that is so well protected that Palau becomes the world’s largest marine resource sanctuary,” says Remengesau. “No longer will Palau be merely a Shark Sanctuary, it will be a Sea Sanctuary that protects all marine wildlife within Palau’s EEZ.”

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One Response to Palau President Proposes ‘No Commercial Fishing Zone’ – VIDEO

  1. thranx says:

    Wonderful idea! The main beneficiaries would be Palau tourism…and local fishermen.