The islands of Samoa have announced the creation in their waters a sanctuary for sharks, like many other Pacific territories seek to protect the predator.
“We cannot stand by and do nothing when the demand for the products from sharks is in the process of depriving future generations of these species of high value on the cultural, ecological and economic “, said this week the prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele, Samoa Observer. “For our next generations, let’s continue to protect these threatened species. “
Although the land area of Samoa is reduced, the waters of the archipelago extends over 129 000 square kilometres, or the equivalent of the territory of England.