The new report, ‘Whale Watching Worldwide’ comes as more than 80 countries
debate the future of whaling and whale conservation at the 61st annual meeting
of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Madeira, Portugal.
The new, country-by-country economic analysis shows more than 13 million
people took whale watching tours last year in 119 countries worldwide,
generating ticket fees and tourism expenditures of more than US$2.1 billion
during 2008 (around £1.27bn). The report also reveals dramatic
growth of the whale watching indu