The Bahamas national shark sanctuary was created after adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources Act, in 2011. The new amendment prohibits shark fishing and trade of shark products, protecting more than 40 shark species. The sanctuary was the result of a partnership between the Bahamas National Trust and the non profit organization Pew, when a local seafood company expressed its interest in catching sharks and exporting their fins to Asian countries. The Bahamas is a very popular destiny for eco tourism, where tourists come from all over the world to snorkel or dive with sharks. Bahamas is known as the “Shark Capital of the World.” Shark related ecotourism has contributed more than $800 million US dollars to the Bahamas GDP in 20 years.