The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund said, “it is deeply saddened by the news of a Hump Back Whale being caught and killed in Bequia on Thursday 28th March 2019.
Director of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund, Louise Mitchell-Joseph said “On Tuesday evening from my home in Villa, I looked out and about one mile offshore I saw two whales frolicking. In fact, I heard members of my home screaming “Whale” and that’s when I looked out and saw the splashes of two whales. I was deeply saddened at the news that a whale was killed in Bequia and my immediate thought was that it’s a great likelihood it was one of those that I saw frolicking off Greathead Bay”.
Mrs Mitchell-Joseph stated that her organisation will continue to push ahead for conservation efforts to be adopted and practiced on a National level in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and therefore, the news of this “Whale catch” is a step in the opposite direction.
She said “Unfortunately there is a long way to go before we can truly boast of eco-tourism and a blue economy in SVG. Right now such phrases ring hollow”.