Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

A Palau-based shark conservation organization founded in 2001 to bring about an end to shark-finning in Palau and whose goal it is to have Palau's exclusive economic zone declared a Shark Sanctuary. Palau Shark Sanctuary is a member of International Year of The Shark 2009. Palau Shark Sanctuary was founded in November 2001 by Dermot Keane a staff member of a locally owned Palau dive center whose next door neighbor is a long line fishing base. The original purpose of the Palau Shark…


Exclusive Economic Zones

The blog of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with contributions from the Maternal Health Initiative, China Environment Forum, and more


Exclusive economic zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bermuda's exclusive economic zone declared a Marine Mammal Sanctuary

from CNN

Protecting Pitcairn's marine bounty -

"There are only a handful of Exclusive Economic Zones of the world that remain pristine occupying less than 5% of the ocean," the expedition report adds.

Greenpeace activists hold a banner under an illegally deployed fish aggregating device (FAD) in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Palau. Photographer: Alex Hofford / Greenpeace


Azores. The Archipelago of the Azores (UK /əˈzɔrz/ ə-ZORZ, US /ˈeɪzɔrz/ AY-zorz; Portuguese: Açores, IPA: [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]) is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about 1,500 km (930 mi) west of Lisbon and about 1,900 km (1,200 mi) southeast of Newfoundland. The islands, and their Exclusive Economic Zone, form the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. Its main industries are agriculture, dairy farming.

Banc du Geyser (also Banc du Geysir) is a mostly submerged reef in the Mozambique Channel. The reef is claimed by France, Madagascar and the Comoros alike. From the French point of view, it is part of their Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean; Madagascar announced its annexation in 1976, presumably because of the possibility of oil fields in the vicinity. The Comoros claim the Banc du Geyser as part of its exclusive economic zone.