For generations, the people of Bequia depended on the waters surrounding their tiny island for food. Bequians are one of the last groups in the world allowed to hunt whales for subsistence under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. However, anti-whaling nations and environmentalists continue to exert pressure on this small community to end its long tradition of whaling.
(15mins) | St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Yonnette Belmar is from Bequia in St Vincent and the Grenadines. She has a master’s degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Through video, multimedia journalism and photography, she plans to continue raising awareness of social issues. Big Fish is her debut as a director.