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Iceland and whaling

Background | March 20, 2014 at 10:30

Iceland is a beautiful country – with a tourist industry that celebrates the natural wonders of the island – including whale watching. But its reputation is constantly blighted by one man and his whaling company, which is attempting to keep the...

Revealed: Icelandic whale in storage, landfill

Feature story | January 23, 2007 at 0:00

In Iceland we have discovered an unprecedented amount of the whale meat from the recent hunt has not been used. Even whaling captain Sigurður Njálsson has said the meat is unfit for domestic consumption. 200 tonnes of the meat is in storage with...

Demarche against Iceland whaling

Feature story | November 1, 2006 at 18:52

Today, 26 nations delivered a formal diplomatic protest (called a "demarche") to the Icelandic government. The protest was led by the UK and signed by nations from around the world including the US, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Finland...

No Market for Icelandic Whale Meat in Japan

Press release | June 8, 2009 at 0:00

The Japanese trader who accepted an import of fin and minke whale meat from Iceland and Norway last year has told Greenpeace that he will not take any more in the future, because there is no market for the whale meat in Japan.

First fin whales killed in Iceland

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:00

The whaling boat Hvalur 9 dragged two massive fin whales up to the ancient whaling station ramp at Hvalförður in the early hours. If it were not for Iceland’s midnight sun the whalers would have been sneaking in under the cover of the night – a...

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | November 23, 2006 at 0:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned today at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?).

Iceland to export fin whales

Feature story | November 10, 2006 at 0:00

An Icelandic whaling company has said it will ignore an international ban on the trade of endangered species, and export its catch to Japan. But it remains unclear if in Japan the demand even exists. The meat will first need to be tested for...

Icelanding whaling support declines

Feature story | September 16, 2003 at 0:00

Our presence in Iceland is starting to turn the tide of opinion on this North Atlantic Island. The Icelandic Government is now reviewing the so-called "scientific whaling" programme and the Prime Minister recently indicated that if no export...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Reykjavik to oppose whaling

Feature story | September 5, 2003 at 0:00

Our flagship Rainbow Warrior has now arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland, on its mission to help overturn the Icelandic Government's plan to resume its 'scientific whaling' programme.

Greenpeace calls on Icelandic government to “wake up” on whaling issue

Press release | May 26, 2009 at 18:28

Greenpeace has demanded that Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir’s new Icelandic government wakes up and acts on its pre-election anti-whaling stance, by cancelling the previous government’s five year commercial whale hunt. The Icelandic...

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