Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Since the expansion of whale watching as an industry, many countries have converted from whaling as a source of revenue. There are still some countries that partake in whaling and also conduct whale watching tours. The belief is that these two industries cannot coexist in a country and that whaling will have a negative impact on the whale watching sector and the tourism industry all together. A comparative analysis of scholarly articles was conducted alongside a survey to examine the impacts of whaling on the whale watching industries of certain countries. The results showed whaling and whale watching can coexist in a country with no negative impacts on the country's economy.
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Hofeldt, Kaitlyn, "Countries' Involvement in Whaling and the Impacts on Their Tourism Industries" (2012). Honors Theses. 79.