Latest Whaling in Iceland Stories
BOSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks before the annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), taking place from 22nd to the 26th of June in Madeira, Portugal, European whaling nations provoke the international community with an increase of whaling quotas and granting export permits for whale meat to Japan.
Tuesday marked the beginning of Icelandâ€™s whaling season, despite protests from animal rights groups and international calls to reduce whaling quotas.
WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) - together with Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-AS) and Congressman William Delahunt (D-MA) - is championing new legislation to mitigate threats to whales and their habitats worldwide.
Icelandâ€™s tourism industry and whaling industry are at odds with each other over the fate of their whale population.
The Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday, Japan is considering reducing the number of whales it catches each year, as an international body fights to bridge the divide between nations for and against whaling.
Iceland's decision to up its whaling quota has been criticized by the United States after concerns that there may not be enough whales to sustain the hunt.
On Tuesday, seven countries issued a letter to Iceland asking the nationâ€™s fisheries minister to rethink the sixfold increase to its whaling quota.
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Environmental groups are opposing an expanded whaling quota established by an outgoing government in Iceland.
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Jan.
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