Dart Tagging Cetaceans – A Dangerous Practice
The Pacific Whale Watching Association (PWWA), which represents 36 British Colombian and American tour companies, called for a moratorium on the dart tagging of cetaceans. This common practice is often used for the purposes of data collection and scientific research.
In the minds of the activists, this rally to action was directed principally towards one organization: NOAA. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although an American entity, is primarily concerned with the use of oceanic resources and atmospheric conditions, which makes it relevant to the PWWA.