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Japan to promote whale and dolphin watching | Pacific Beat

Japan to promote whale and dolphin watching

Japan to promote whale and dolphin watching

Updated 6 June 2014, 9:02 AEST

Japan has created its first ever body promoting whale and dolphin watching.

Tourism operators from across the country gathered in Tokyo this week to launch the Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council.

Campaigners say the booming industry offers a positive alternative to the slaughter of the mammals as it will provide much-needed cash to coastal communities.

Presenter: Tom Maddocks

Speaker: Matthew Collis, International Fund for Animal Welfare

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