Yes, Manby used "unfortunately" to describe SeaWorld's decision to end its breeding program.
Of course, SeaWorld's a profit-driven company - not an animal rescue group - so it's not unexpected that the company would be driven by its stockholders' welfare over that of its whales. But Manby's admission is a reminder that the company's PR team seems to be running the show, and that it seems to be the same old SeaWorld behind the scenes.
SeaWorld's already made that clear in the days since the breeding ban. When people responded to its apparently humane decision by wondering whether SeaWorld would relocate the remaining orcas to sea sanctuaries - the logical next step if SeaWorld were truly committed to animal welfare - the company released a statement decrying sea sanctuaries as a "death sentence" for its whales.