The Bahamas shark sanctuary was created in July of 2011 by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244). The amendment created shark protections throughout all the territorial waters of the Bahamas, over 650,000 square kilometers of ocean. It was a major win for sharks, who already benefit from the...Read More
From the Bahamas National Trust and PEW Sharks are in trouble globally, and there are few locations where healthy shark populations still exist. The Bahamas is one of these rare exceptions. Because of the ban on longline fishing gear in the 1990s, Bahamian shark populations remain relatively healthy with a great diversity of species. By...Read More
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KISSamuyztY[/youtube] [message_box title=”Bahamas National Trust Fact Sheet: Nassau Grouper” color=”yellow”] NASSAU GROUPER: SCIENTIFIC NAME Epinephelus striatus[space] DESCRIPTION The Nassau Grouper belongs to the Seabass family of fish. All Seabass have strong, stout bodies and large mouths. Five dark brown bands, a black saddle-like spot near the tail fin, and a dark streak running...Read More
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