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Norway and whaling

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 10:30

The decision to re-start commercial whaling in Norway twenty years ago was all about politics. It was an attempt by the party in power to gain favour with voters in the north of the country at the expense of the whales and international agreements.

Pirate arrested

Feature story | 30 June, 2006 at 0:00

Descending by rope from a helicopter, the Norwegian coastguard boarded a ship bottom- trawling for cod in the Barents Sea yesterday. The pirate fishing vessel flew no flag, had no call sign and no IMO-number, and used the name 'Joana'. But our...

Stop whaling

Feature story | 7 May, 2004 at 0:00

The harpoons are ready, and the whaling season has begun. The Norwegian government plans to take 670 minke whales in the only openly-declared commercial whale hunt in the world, while the Japanese government aim to kill 210 minke, Bryde's, sei...

Norway's whale export plans protested

Feature story | 4 May, 2002 at 0:00

An entire flotilla of fifty Greenpeace activists escorted the Kiel-Oslo ferry out of port today, to protest Norway's imminent whaling expedition.

Arctic Sunrise Norway

Image | 29 July, 2013 at 16:31

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise arrives in the port of Bergen, Norway on July 27th, 2013.

Norway exports toxic whale blubber to Iceland

Feature story | 16 July, 2002 at 0:00

This deadly delicacy is not only being exported in spite of an international ban on the trade of whale products, the contaminated blubber poses a serious health risk to the Icelandic people. But international and neighbourly responsibility are...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | 6 June, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

Evaluation of contaminants in meat and blubber of minke whales

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Whale blubber is contaminated with various halogen-organic contaminants. The most conservative guidance value for tolerable intake of PCB is exceeded by consumption of only 0,05 g of the highest contaminated blubber. Even the least conservative...

Icelandic Whale Meat Destined for a House in Tokyo

Press release | 4 June, 2008 at 19:32

Tonnes of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland and minke whale meat from Norway have been exported to Japan has been left sitting in deep freezers in customs, despite claims by the Icelandic exporter that there is a market for the meat.

Sailing together to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Shai Naides | 6 August, 2013

On the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, lies a small archipelago where big things are happening. The famously scenic Lofoten islands are best known as a cod-rich fishery and eco-tourism destination. But now...

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