Mark Berman, Associate Director for the Earth Island Institute (EII) based in the United States, said the World Tuna conference will be held from the 13th to 15th September with some 900 tuna executives from around the globe attending.
He is one of the speakers at the conference where he’ll discuss the dolphin hunting and trading in the country.
Mr Berman said dolphin hunting and trading here is a stumbling block to potential investments in the tuna industry.
Mr Berman also lashed out at Francis Chow who continues to “deceive the public about the dolphin trade he is involved in”.
He said Mr Chow failed to admit that four dolphins died in the past six weeks.
More than a week ago Mr Chow told AAP that his 'Solomons Marine Wildlife Park' was an adequate dolphin enclosure.
"We are not killing the dolphins, we are exporting them to marine parks in Australia or America, we are not breaking any laws.
"I follow the law, we use scientists, follow procedures.
"Why don't those hypocrites stop driving Japanese cars and go and harass the Japanese whalers.
"They harass us, bully local MPs, trespass and give us a hard time. I don't know why all the fuss?"
Mr Chow said last year he traded 20 dolphins and hoped to sell as many this year.
But Mr Berman said the dolphin business is like cancer killing the country because if it continues it will deny much needed jobs for locals.
“Frabelle tuna is ready to get started but waiting to see when the new government takes action and gets rid of this disgusting dolphin trade which is like a cancer on the development of the country of the Solomon Islands,” he said.
Mr Berman said he will be discussing all of these problems face by the country in his speech at the World Tuna Conference.
This year’s conference exhibition is the 11th in the series of biennial global tuna industry events, jointly organised by INFOFISH and several other international and regional organizations.
Over 30 well-known key tuna industry leaders from all over the world will address TUNA 2010 on challenges and issues faced by the industry in today increasingly competitive and volatile global tuna scenario.
By MOFFAT MAMU
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