Palau protects marine wealth to pay for its future

Palau protects marine wealth to pay for its future

The banning of fishing in a newly created Pacific marine sanctuary will help stocks recover and attract high-end tourist dollars as a replacement source of income

Palau

Palau has created one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries, saying it wanted to restore the ocean for future generations. Photograph: Matt Rand/AFP/Getty Images

Christopher Pala

Tuesday 17 November 2015

The recent decision by the Pacific island nation of Palau to end fishing in a California-sized swath of tuna-rich ocean comes at a time of record overfishing and will help the populations of bigeye and yellowfin to recover, scientists say. Read more.