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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Shipping company vows not to transport anymore whale meat

A shipment of fin whale meat from Iceland to Japan is to be returned after a controversy surrounding paperwork caused the cargo to be removed at the port of Hamburg, Germany.

German customs officials impounded the meat (which had been listed as ‘frozen fish’ on some cargo documents) but, by the time the correct paperwork was obtained a second vessel that was to take the cargo to Japan had sailed. Following a public outcry in Germany, the company involved in the shipment from Iceland, Samskip has now decided that it will stop transporting whale meat to Europe.

Read more about how EU ports are helping the trade in whale meat.

Help us stop the killing of endangered fin whales in Iceland.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.