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Yearbook 2003

Palau. According to Countryaah.com, Palau1 Independence Day is October. Tourist income in Palau fell sharply as a result of the virus disease sars. According to the country’s tourism authorities, the number of visitors decreased by 62% in the first half of the year compared to the same period the year before. Fear of the disease continued to affect tourism even after the World Health Organization WHO declared in early July that the epidemic was under control worldwide.

Palau introduced new harsh laws that prohibit predatory fishing on shark for their fins. Shark fins are a delicacy in East Asian countries and command very high prices. Foreign fishing boats have been engaged in fishing, cutting off the shark’s back fin and then releasing the bleeding fish into the sea where it dies.

Palau Border Map