Palau bets on sustainable tourism with fishing ban

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The island nation of Palau has banned fishing in a sizeable area of its waters, hoping that protecting marine life will help save fish species and also attract sustainable tourists to boost revenues.

Tourism brings in an estimated $160 million annually, almost half the country’s GDP, while commercial fishing – mostly for tuna – has brought in about $5.5 million each year

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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