Safe by My Brother
Source: The Fiji Times
July 25, 2011
"Under the fast-flowing currents of the Somosomo Strait, sharks roam free happily.
They do not fear the two-legged predators who come from land and brought their world population after 415 million years of existence to the brink of extinction.
The overfishing of sharks for their fins, meat and by-products has driven their population down in most parts of the world. While it is stable in our islands, Mr Rasigatale—Fiji's sharkman—says we must act quickly.
With the help of The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), and the Ministry of Fisheries which is holding consultation and drawing up proposals on permanent shark protection, the sharkman and Pew hope Fiji follows the island of Palau, which declared the world's first national shark sanctuary."
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