From that time on for over ten years I stuck to Athneal like a pilot fish and he taught me, not only whaling and its history in the islands but about Bequia life as well.
Iceland, Japan and Norway want to abandon the ban and threatened to begin commercial whaling with or without international agreement.
the whaling industry
What is the effect of the increasing whale watching industry, which like whaling before it, ranges from feeding to birthing grounds?
There has been an international ban on all commercial whaling since 1986, and on grey whales since 1949.
Iceland could also begin straightforward commercial whaling at any time, although it says that it will not do so until at least 2006.
After a long campaign by several environment groups, the International Whaling Commission imposes a moratorium on commercial whaling .
Despite the ban on commercial whaling , many whales are caught in Korean waters.
Japan aims to return the commission to a whaling industry - controlled body, so that commercial whaling can resume.
Our attack at the moment is to expose the fraud of commercial whaling under the guise of scientific whaling .