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Petition for Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal

Posted by Chris White on Sun, Jul 03, 2011 @ 06:23 PM
The Mayor of Moalboal has started taking steps to protect the wonderful and unique marine life and corals that abound in Moalboal. This life needs protection from illegal fishing methods (nets and commercial fishing) and from over fishing. To this end a petition has been started following the success of a similar petition in Puerto Galera. This petition aims to support the Mayor in his program to protect the delictae marine environment by establishing a Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal.
Sadly we have already lost a few thresher sharks to illegal spear fishing and line fishing as, I suspect, many local fishermen are not aware of the value of live sharks for the diving community and the vibrancy of the life of the reef.
I signed th petition "Support the Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal, the first in the Visayan area of the Philippines". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 5,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.
Please do not forget to pass this on to your friends and family as well. Remember, the more signatures the better for all of us.
I will post a blog later this year reporting the results of this petition and other steps being taken by the Mayor.
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Pair of White Tip Reef Sharks

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