Latest Whaling in Iceland Stories
An Icelandic firm has announced that whale meat imported from Iceland and Norway has gone on sale in Japan.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has cracked open the door to the possibility of repealing the commercial whaling ban.
Commercial whale hunting begins Monday in Iceland, following the governmentâ€™s grant of a small quota of 40 minke, a number far short of the 100 requested by whalers.
Japan and its allies edged closer toward their goal of resuming commercial whale hunts as the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting drew to a close Tuesday with accusations of vote-buying from opponents.
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Reuters) - The Norwegian and Icelandic prime ministers welcomed on Monday a recommendation by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to relax a ban on commercial whaling. Japan, Norway and Iceland are the world's main whaling nations.
Greenland asked an international whaling body on Saturday to examine whether it could extend whaling by its Inuit hunters to endangered humpbacks and bowheads, alarming environmentalists.
By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese public no longer likes eating whale meat and Tokyo's argument that whaling should be maintained to meet consumer demand is a fabrication, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.
An international whaling group this week is expected to try to chip away at a moratorium on commercial whaling that environmentalists say has saved the Earth's largest creatures from extinction.
Anti-whaling nations will struggle to stop a resumption of commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission votes on the issue in June, Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday.
Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday.