Live dolphins export not sustainable in Solomon Islands: SPWRC | Pacific Beat

Live dolphins export not sustainable in Solomon Islands: SPWRC

Live dolphins export not sustainable in Solomon Islands: SPWRC

Updated 17 May 2012, 18:06 AEST

An independent assessment shows that the population of dolphins in Solomon Islands cannot sustain the export of live dolphins.

There's been a lot of controversy over the Solomon Islands government's policy which allows the export of 50 live dolphins each year.

The report by the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium just released in Honiara, says this quota is way beyond what the population of the species of dolphin concerned can sustain.

It says in Guadalcanal Province where most of the dolphins for export are captured, the sustainable quota is one dolphin in five years.

Presenter: Sam Seke

Speaker: Koroi Hawkins, Solomon Islands journalist

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