Press release from Sea Shepherd UK: Sea Shepherd UK is offering a financial incentive to the Faroe Islands of one million euros in total over the next 10 years to bring to an end the grindadráp.
The one million euros will be payable over 10 instalments of 100,000 euros at the end of every calendar year for 10 years starting 1st January 2019 with the first instalment of 100,000 euros on the 1st January 2020.
All of the incentive payments must only be used in the Faroe Islands (with documented proof provided to Sea Shepherd UK) on the following projects:
1, Promoting Eco-friendly tourism to the Faroe Islands
2, Establishing cooperative whale/dolphin watching businesses in small communities around the Faroe Islands
3, Provision of teaching materials or specialist lectures to Faroese children on Marine Conservation
4, Training to Faroese citizens in Marine Mammal Rescue techniques so that stranded cetaceans can be saved whenever possible around the Faroese coastline
Each yearly payment of 100,000 euros will only be made if ZERO cetaceans are deliberately hunted and killed in the Faroe Islands throughout the entire preceding 12 month period. If during any year a cetacean is deliberately killed in the Faroe Islands then the current and subsequent yearly payments will be cancelled.
This offer has been made direct to the government of the Faroe Islands on the 25th September 2018.