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American Samoa

November 2012
American Samoa implements a series of measures to protect sharks and other reef fish

American Samoa is the latest Pacific territory to introduce protection for sharks and three species of rare fish, the Giant Grouper, the Humphead Wrasse and the Bumphead Parrotfish.


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Radio Australia


August 2012
Governor issues executive order to protect sharks

American Samoa Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono issues an executive order that calls for a ban on shark fishing within three miles of the territory's ocast, as well as a ban on the trade, possession, sale, and distribution of shark parts, including fins. An executive order is a temporary measure that can be lifted. Hopefully a permanent law will be instated by the Department of Fisheries.

Read the Pew press release

Pew Salutes Governor Tulafono

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