Samoa's shark sanctuary/ Nofoaga fa'asao mo le malu puipuia o malie.
SPREP Publications, Island and Ocean Ecosystems
Sharks and rays plays an important role in the cultures and traditions of the Pacific people, including Samoans. These species are featured in our songs, legends and myths, in our traditional tattoos, clothing designs and traditional practices. As many sharks are top predators, they maintain the balance in healthy marine ecosystems, supporting eco-tourism and livelihoods.