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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.

Whales left to rot

Press release | January 23, 2007 at 0:00

The Icelandic government's claims of sustainable whaling were harpooned today, after Greenpeace revealed that around 200 tonnes of meat and blubber from endangered fin whales are still in storage, waiting to be tested for chemical contamination...

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | February 4, 2009 at 1:19

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Whales rot in Iceland

Feature story | January 23, 2007 at 0:27

OK, so let's get this right. Iceland announces the resumption of commercial whaling, kills seven endangered fin whales, but now can't sell the meat.

Countries condemn Iceland's whale hunt

Feature story | November 2, 2006 at 0:00

Twenty six nations (including New Zealand) deliver a formal diplomatic protest (called a "demarche") to the Icelandic government.

A whale of a time

Blog entry by John Frizell | July 19, 2013

Last week was a good week for the fin whales of the North Atlantic, a week that has been three years in the making. In April 2010, we learned that a ship from Iceland had unloaded 7 containers of whale meat in Rotterdam for...

Whale meat blockade

Feature story | April 6, 2010 at 0:10

At around 4:30 this morning, our activists took action against commercial whaling and trade in whale meat by blocking a container ship with fin whale meat onboard bound for Japan from Iceland. (Live updates.)

NZ set to become the dirty rat on whaling

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 0:00

For decades New Zealand has been one of the staunchest defenders of the whales. But right now by supporting a proposal which would allow Japan, Norway and Iceland to hunt whales openly NZ is set to turn its back on the whales.

Iceland stops commercial whale hunt

Feature story | August 26, 2007 at 23:17

In a setback to the whaling industry worldwide, Iceland's fisheries minister has just announced he will not issue further commercial whale-hunting quotas.

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | October 18, 2006 at 0:00

In Iceland, the whale watching industry contributes more to the national economy than commercial whaling did before it was put on hold in the '80s. Yet now, after 17 years, Iceland has officially resumed commercial whaling.

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