Sharks Find Sanctuary in Indonesia, Thanks to Scuba Divers
November 16, 2010
The war against sharks that has been decimating the ocean's top predators worldwide (so that people can eat shark fin soup) has finally met an enemy that could help stop the bloodbath.
Today, authorities in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, set aside a shark sanctuary, the first of its kind in Indonesia, off the coast of these tourist-reliant islands.
The new Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary will provide full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles within the boundaries of the sanctuary.
The edict also prohibits the destructive practice of "reef bombing" and aquarium fish trade.
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