Saturday, December 03, 2005

Solomon Islands ban exportation of dolphins

Solomon Islands government has banned the export of dolphins from the country.

Solomon Islands Broadcasting reports this follows the publication of the Gazette of the Fisheries Prohibition of Export of Dolphins Regulations 2005.

The Regulation prohibits the export of all types dolphins.

The Regulation says any person who contravenes the new law shall be guilty of an offence and shall be fined not less than SBD$1,000 (USD$136) or imprisonment of six months or both.

Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Mathias Taro signed the new fisheries regulation on 24 November.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"