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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 to import Norwegian whale meat after whalers miss target?

Reports from Iceland suggest the country may be forced to import whale meat from Norway after a disastrous whaling season that has resulted in just 17 minke whales being killed.

Iceland allocates itself a quota of over 200 whales but has struggled to hunt anywhere near this number of whales in recent years. Around 50 whales are needed to meet demand in Iceland, though much of this comes from tourists, often unaware they are sustaining this cruel practice.

With poor weather expected to return to the North Atlantic before long, it is unlikely Iceland’s whalers will be able to make up the shortfall, leaving with the embarrassment of having to ask its nordic neighbour to help out.

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