Honduras has announced that commercial shark fishing will be banned from its' 92,665 square miles of national waters. the ban follows a moratorium on shark fishing impose some time ago, and the hopes are that it will preserve the marine environment and biodiversity.Source: Great News Network
Honduran Vice President María Antonieta Guillén de Bogran said that "We have seen that protecting sharks help our environment and our people. When tourists come to Roatan and other destinations, they spend money to see the sharks. But these animals don't just help the Honduran economy. Our coral reefs and marine environment thrive because these apex predators are safe in our waters. Today's declaration will help us all, underwater and on land, for generations to come."
Wow. This is great news! Here's hoping the Honduran government continues taking actions like this one that benefit the environment and wildlife.