Q&A: ‘My Country Will Not Go Down Without a Fight’

Palau is small, but its plans are big. President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. has colossal plans for his small island nation of 21,000 people. By creating the world’s largest marine sanctuary — the size of France — he has deemed Palau’s waters to be 80 percent protected. His goal: a no fishing zone which will “let the ocean heal” after decades of commercial fishing and poaching that has critically depleted the oceans. He hopes other countries will follow suit.

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