Regulatory News

Every year, the northern coast of the Dominican Republic receives hundreds of humpback whales that come out of a stretch that runs from the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. to northern Europe. Threatened with extinction, these aquatic mammals seek the warmer waters of the Caribbean country to mate. And there they find a safe region.

In 1986, commercial fishing was banned in the region, which then became a sanctuary for humpback whales. Since then, the size of the preservation area has doubled, and this has helped in the recovery of the species population. Furthermore, the Dominican Republic became a major focus of tourists interested in whale watching.

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