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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

First minke whales of the season killed off Iceland

Iceland’s minke whaling season opened on 1st May and already two minke whales have been killed. Gunnar Bergmann Jonsson, owner of the minke whaling company, Hrafnreydur ehf, commented that “The strategy is to reach 50 now”.

Last year, 35 minke whales were killed and Iceland has awarded itself a quota of 229 minke whales this season. The hunts take place despite INCREASING global condemnation and strong protests from the lucrative Icelandic whale watching industry (which makes many times more profit from taking people to view these same whales in Faxafloi Bay and elsewhere in their range); and despite DECLINING demand for minke whale meat, coupled with an apparent – and worrying – decline in minke whale numbers in these waters.

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