The State of Hawaii has become, since January 1, 2022, a sanctuary for sharks. The Government of French Polynesia congratulates the authorities of the State of Hawaii for this major step forward for the preservation of the environment.
As of January 1, it is now illegal to intentionally capture, entangle or kill any species of shark in Hawaiian waters.
Brian Neilson, administrator of the Aquatic Resources Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, said in a press release that: “We are well aware of the importance of sharks in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems. We also recognize their importance in Native Hawaiian cultural practices and beliefs. »
The information, relayed by the Hawaiian media, was shared in fenua by the Sea Shepherd Tahiti association on social networks, which is delighted that the State of Hawaii will in turn become a sanctuary for all species of sharks.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the marine sanctuary of French Polynesia, which protects all species of marine mammals, sea turtles, sharks and Mobula, the government of French Polynesia shares the association’s appreciation for this good news and congratulates the authorities of the State of Hawaii for this major step forward for the preservation of the environment.