Whaling and whale watching go head to head
After seeing the front page posting for Dominica’s Dive Fest 2007, Wetpixel member Mauricio Handler (handlerphoto) was concerned that the country had voted in favor of whaling interests at the previous International Whaling Commission meeting:
It seems that Dominica has sold its soul to the Japanese, allowing them to resume whaling in their territorial waters. If not immediately, soon. All this while promoting whale watching and eco-tourism in US dive trade shows.
Keep reading for Mauricio’s thoughts on the issue and his practical solution…