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Palau making most of its seas a sanctuary

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Palau making most of its seas a sanctuary

Lawmakers in Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary.

About 20 percent of Palau’s waters will be reserved as a domestic fishing zone for local fishermen and small-scale commercial fisheries with limited exports. There will be a five-year transition as the number of commercial licenses issued to foreign commercial fishing vessels will be reduced and phased out.

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