Friday, March 9, 2012

Guam Shark Law One Year Anniversary

On March 9, 2011, Guam became the third place in the world to ban the sale, trade, and possession of shark fin, after similar laws were put in place in Hawaii and Northern Mariana Islands.

Yesterday, on the one year anniversary on the signing of the law, students from Simon Sanchez High School in Yigo, Guam held a rally at the busy intersection across from the Micronesia Mall.

The students want to see the creation of a Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary that would stretch from Palau in the West, the Marianas in the North, and the Marshall Islands in the East. The students, along with other students in Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Majuro, and Saipan, have been collecting signatures on a petition asking President Manny Mori and the four governors of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia to complete the final piece of the regional shark sanctuary.

The students hope to turn over their petition, along with signatures from students from the other islands, next week at the Micronesian Chief Executive Summit.










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