-Honduras announced creation of 92,665-square mile shark sanctuary
-243,244 square miles of the Bahams converted into a shark sanctuary
-The Marshall Islands, Guam and Palau created a 2 million square-mile shark sanctuary -Chile banned shark finning
-ICCAT agreed to reduce fishing of shortfin mako shark and porbeagle sharks -Shark finning, which was outlawed in Hawaii in 2010, was also prohibited in Guam, Oregon, Washington, and California
These improvements will greatly help these magnificent creatures. But there is still a lot of work to do save these sharks and our amazing ocean.
This information is courtesy of Shark Research Institute. To visit them online, go to www.sharks.org
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