Local January 11, 2013 | 8:13 am

Environment Ministry nixes shark hunt

Santo Domingo.- The Environment Ministry on Thursday said it will not issue a permit for the announced shark fishing tournament along Santo Domingo’s coast south, citing negative impact on wildlife.

Environment minister Bautista Rojas Gomez warned that his agency ensures the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and wouldn’t endorse such activity, noting that there are no studies on the shark population along Dominican Republic’s Caribbean coast.

The official added that Environment Law 64-00 empowers that agency to invoke the precautionary principle for such situations.

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