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Posted Sat Sep 26 2009: from New York Times:
Palau to Ban Shark Fishing
Palau, an island nation in the Western Pacific, is banning fishing for shark in its waters, Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group's shark conservation program, said Thursday.... It will apply to waters covering an area about the size of Texas that are home to scores of shark species, Mr. Rand said. Mr. Rand conceded that Palau, which has a population of barely 20,000, would have difficulty enforcing the ban, but he said the country was a leader in marine conservation and added that he expected other countries would follow Palau's lead on the issue.
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