New whaling quota: 128 fin whales could be killed in Iceland by 2024


A total of 128 fin whales can be caught in the sea around Iceland this hunting season. According to the announcement, 99 fin whales can be caught in the Greenland/West Iceland region and 29 in the Faroe Islands/East Iceland region. Iceland is one of the few countries where whale hunting is still allowed.

Left Green Fisheries Minister Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the decision to grant whaling licenses did not necessarily reflect her views or those of her party. But you must comply with laws and regulations.

Season 2023 was canceled
Last year, the Icelandic government temporarily stopped whaling shortly before the start of the hunting season. The reason for this was doubt whether hunting was compatible with animal protection.

More than two months later, the whaling ban was lifted again, but with stricter requirements for fishing equipment and supervision of the practice. According to Fisheries Minister Gunnarsdóttir, these requirements also apply this hunting season.

Source: Krone


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