Regulatory News

The start of the hot season is the most favorable for Bryde whale watching off the coast of southeastern Brazil. With a length of up to 15 feet, this cetacean species usually appears in the wake of sardine schools, the whales’ main food, and this is why overfishing is a threat to these whales.

In recent decades, in Brazil, controlling this activity has gone through cycles, at time with more supervision, and other times less. Currently, the population of sardines is slowly recovering, but experts point out the risk of a setback. Researchers say that the most effective measure is to improve surveillance and only allow fishing at certain times of the year.

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