Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Iceland's Current Whaling
In 2013, after two years of no fin whaling, Iceland was reported to have killed 134 fin whales and 38 minke whales.
In 2011, Iceland's total whaling of 58 minke whales was down from its 2010 peak of 148 fin whales and 60 minke whales. The collapse of the Japanese market for fin whale meat demonstrated the true commercial nature of Iceland's industrial whaling as no market led to no hunt taking place. With up to 40% of the domestic market being made up of unsuspecting tourists, the real market for whale meat within the Icelandic community continues to decline.
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