Latest Whaling in Iceland Stories

2008-12-05 15:20:00

An Icelandic firm has announced that whale meat imported from Iceland and Norway has gone on sale in Japan.

2008-06-25 00:15:00

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has cracked open the door to the possibility of repealing the commercial whaling ban.

2008-05-20 17:00:00

Commercial whale hunting begins Monday in Iceland, following the government’s grant of a small quota of 40 minke, a number far short of the 100 requested by whalers.

2006-06-21 16:24:32

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.

2006-06-19 08:40:35

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.

2006-06-17 14:20:00

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.

2006-06-13 06:55:00

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.

2006-06-12 13:20:00

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.

2006-02-16 01:55:00

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.

2006-02-14 10:45:00

Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]