Shawn Heinrichs writes about Oslob whale sharks

In an article on his blog, Wetpixel moderator, Shawn Heinrichs, gives a personal perspective about the controversy around the feeding of whale sharks at Oslob, South Cebu, Philippines. Shawn’s group were amongst the first people to witness the interactions between the local fishermen and the sharks in early December 2011, and initially withheld information out of concern that the absence of regulation could cause a free-for-all to the sharks detriment. Once the story broke, he has been lobbying for regulation of tourism activities, and since late January, regulations have been in place. In his article, Shawn is optimistic about the long-term future of the whale sharks and their fishermen “companions”.