Tonga curtails licensing for whale watching tour operators

    This story by RNZ.co.nz is republished with permission. Tonga has limited the number of whale watching and swimming licences it issues after a record number of applications. Tourism minister, ‘Akosita Lavulavu, said she believed restrictions were necessary as both a conservation measure and to preserve the country’s whale industry. Matangi Tonga reports that only seven…


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