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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...

Another victory for WDC in the battle against commercial whale hunting

Following the exposure by WDC of the commercial sale of whale meat in Denmark, the Danish authorities have finally agreed to WDC’s demands to change their laws and so restrict further sales of the meat.

Evidence gained from a previous WDC undercover operation in the country revealed whale meat from Greenland was openly on sale commercially in Denmark. A WDC team found the minke whale steaks and blubber available to buy at a tourist shop in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, thus putting Denmark in breach of European Union (EU) laws, which ban EU Member States from the killing and commercial sale of whales. WDC has spent recent months successfully collecting and supplying evidence and legal analysis to the Danish and EU authorities to try to halt these sales. That pressure has now paid off and, in addition to the moves by the Danish government, the tourist shop in question has since stopped selling whale meat to customers and destroyed what meat remained. There are currently no other similar tourist outlets or Greenlandic organisations authorised to import and sell whale meat, and so no whale meat is now currently sold in Denmark.

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