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Local Ocean Trust fights for whale sharks in Kenya

20 May 2013

The following extract comes from a report sent to ALAW by Dominika Flindt:

“The Local Ocean Trust, a marine conservation organisation based on the coast of Kenya, is opposing an application to establish an enclosure in the Indian Ocean for two juvenile whale sharks in a net measuring around 150 meters across and 10 meters in depth at low tide and 14 meters at high tide. The applicant’s idea is to entice tourists to pay a fee in order to swim with whale sharks. This scheme is proposed in the name of conservation through which, the applicant claims, the local impoverished community would be able to gain financially…”

 

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