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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...

Norwegian minke whalers boast of a good start to the season

As of Wednesday, a total of 79 minke whales have so been killed this season by Norwegian whalers, reportedly 55 more than at this stage last year.  In what is being reported as a “good start to the season”,  Arvid Johansen of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation,  Råfisklaget,  further commented that he could “barely keep count [of the number of whales killed].”  This year, 23 vessels have been licensed for minke whaling activities and 11 boats have already reported catches.