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Vanuatu: Ban on Harvesting Sea Cucumbers and Clams

(Dec. 2, 2007) According to a media report of November 12, 2007, Vanuatu's Fisheries Department has issued a maximum five-year ban on sea-cucumber harvesting and a total ban on clam shell harvesting. The purpose of the bans is to replenish the stocks after the Fisheries Department's research showed a dramatic decline in them. (Vanuatu Fisheries Dept Announces Ban on Sea-Cucmber [sic] and Clam Shell Harvesting, RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL, Nov. 12, 2007, available at http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=36361.)