The Palau government says its new National Marine Sanctuary Act enables islanders and tourists to eat pelagic fish while reducing demand for coral reef fish. The minister for natural resources, environment and tourism, Fleming Sengebau, made the comment while attending the Pacific Ocean Finance C
A celebration of the 4th Anniversary of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) was held at Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) on Monday October 28...the PNMS Act was signed into law on October 28 2015...the PNMS protects 500,000 km2 of ocean, which is 80% of Palau's EEZ.
Titled understanding human well being benefits and values of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, the project aims to understand the impact that nature conservation has on human well being.
Building upon data collected in 2017 by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, the Nautilus expedition marks the first partnership between the NMSAS and the Ocean Exploration Trust, and is sponsored by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Link to full article below.
Parks Victoria surveys of rock lobsters in Victorian marine protected areas have revealed populations are thriving, indicating that Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Merri Marine Sanctuary and Point Addis Marine National Park are serving their purpose in conserving these special marine eco
When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Darcy Bradley and her colleagues intended to survey their movement in the protected waters there. What they found was a disturbing development for the Pacific island nation.
An unlikely group—including a National Geographic explorer and a former shark smuggler—team up to protect the Cook Islands' sharks. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Samoa recently became the world's 17th shark sanctuary, joining other countries in the effort to preserve threatened shark species within their waters.Click on the link below to read the full story.