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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...

Iceland’s Left Greens reaffirm their opposition to whaling

Iceland’s Left Green Movement recently held its annual meeting and passed the following resolution on whaling: “Whaling uses inhumane methods to maintain the hobby of a few boat owners. Large amounts of public funds have been wasted to strengthen whaling by these enthusiasts.  It is now time to end.”

A public opinion poll carried out in mid-October indicates that the Left Greens are currently the third largest political party in Iceland, supported by 11.8% of the electorate (an increase of 2.2% since September). The Pirate Party leads with 34.2% support, ahead of the Independence Party (part of the current pro-whaling coalition government) which is losing ground and now stands at 21.7% public support.