19 Jan 2011

Solomons resumes dolphin exports

10:53 am on 19 January 2011

Solomon Islands is to resume exporting dolphins.

The Director of the Solomon Islands Marine Mammal Excursion Center, Robert Satu, says he has received orders from Europe and the Middle East.

He says hunters will soon head out to sea again to look for dolphins to be trained and then exported to Europe after receiving orders from Germany, France and Dubai.

The Solomons Star reports Mr Satu as saying a shipment is expected in June.

He says Germany has already ordered 28 dolphins while Dubai and other European countries have ordered another 28.

Mr Satu had previously released 14 dolphins on Independence Day last year, saying it was an agreement with the Earth Island Institute.