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American Samoa protects large coral reef fish & sharks

American Samoa protects large coral reef fish & sharks

Updated 30 November 2012, 14:52 AEDT

In American Samoa, new regulations have just been introduced to protect all types of sharks and three types of large coral reef fish which are found in its waters.

The new laws make it illegal to catch or even possess either sharks or the following large coral reef fish - the humphead wrasse, the bumphead parrotfish and the giant grouper.  Douglas Fenner told Clement Paligaru that its hoped that the new regulations will help depleted coral reef fish populations recover.

 
Presenter:  Clement Paligaru
Speaker:    Douglas Fenner from the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources in American Samoa 
 
 

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