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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...

First minke whales of the season killed off Iceland

Iceland’s minke whaling season opened on 1st May and already two minke whales have been killed. Gunnar Bergmann Jonsson, owner of the minke whaling company, Hrafnreydur ehf, commented that “The strategy is to reach 50 now”.

Last year, 35 minke whales were killed and Iceland has awarded itself a quota of 229 minke whales this season. The hunts take place despite INCREASING global condemnation and strong protests from the lucrative Icelandic whale watching industry (which makes many times more profit from taking people to view these same whales in Faxafloi Bay and elsewhere in their range); and despite DECLINING demand for minke whale meat, coupled with an apparent – and worrying – decline in minke whale numbers in these waters.

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About Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching