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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...

Document reveals whale meat could be in feed on Norwegian fur farms

A document has been released which suggests that whale meat is being used in feed supplied to fur farms in Norway.

Norway’s whalers continue to carry out commercial whaling each year, killing hundreds of minke whales, though in recent years they have been unable to reach their government’s self-allocated quota of over 1200 whales.

The discovery of the document by colleagues at EIA and AWI comes as Norway continues to struggle to find markets for its whale meat. WDC has shown in the past that there is little domestic demand in the country with Government subsidies helping to prop up the industry. In 2015, it was revealed that whale meat exported to Japan had been dumped after routine safety tests discovered that it contained up to twice the allowed level of potentially dangerous pesticides.

Also in 2015, a Norwegian company was fined after attempting to sell whale meat at a food and agricultural fair in Germany.

More on whaling in Norway and the trade in whale meat.