Shark fishing banned in the Bahamas
"They desperately need protection if we're not going to drive them to extinction,"
- Neil McKinney, president of the Bahamas National Trust
The Bahamas has banned shark fishing in its waters and prohibited the sale, import and export of shark products.
The new law will effectively turn all 630,000 sq km (243,000 square miles) of the nation's territorial waters into a shark sanctuary.