Shane Gero has been providing scientific support to the authorities with regard to his research work on whales here. The Fisheries Division and whale watch companies have been working closely with him.
Gero says he hopes the popularity of the whales drives the people and Government of Dominica to want to protect them.
He acknowledges the whales are an important economic driver of our tourism industry. The Canadian marine biologist has commended the Government for their effort in implementing policies that contribute to the sustainability of the whale communities on island.