The city of Taiji in Japan has plans to convert its local bay into a pool and have a 70-acre Marine Park where dolphins, whales and sharks would be released as reported in foxnews of 30th of April 2012.
The cove is notorious for its annual ritual of slaughter of dolphins.
Anyway, the proposal envisages keeping the creatures, mostly those which would be caught in the neighborhood, in the park setting them free in the Marine Park.
The authorities also plan to set up associated Whale Research center in the park and provide information to visitors about the Japanese whaling industry.
However, the residents maintain that whatever happens, the annual dolphin hunt would continue – because people love it and also because dolphin meat.
The system apparently is for the fishermen to herd the dolphins into the enclosure, select a few for sale to aquariums and marine parks and kill the others for food.