Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marshall Islands Again

This week I'm in the Marshall Islands attending the 33rd General Assembly of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures.  For four years my shark team has worked with this organization to create protected shark habitat stretching across the Pacific.  American Samoa, Chuuk, Guam, Hawaii, Kosrae Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap have enacted laws, and once Kiribati creates a shark sanctuary, all of the members will have fully protected sharks.  Once the legal framework to protect them is fully in place, then we get to spend the rest of our lives implementing the laws.

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