Why Iceland is set to resume whaling despite international opposition

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After a two-year pause in the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) hunt, Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf. will resume whaling this summer, with a government-issued quota.
Two factors help explain why Iceland and other countries are determined to hunt whales in defiance of international disapproval. The first is demand for the product; the second is Iceland’s interpretation of international law on whaling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Other keywords

  • Whaling
  • Iceland

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