Regulatory News


While two whaling ships headed for the sea on the 29th starting the 2015 whale hunting in Iceland, thousands of Internet users signed a petition demanding an end to this practice. A petition launched by the site, Avaaz.org has collected more than 700,000 signatures.

Iceland and Norway resumed the hunting of these aquatic mammals in 2006 when the two countries rejected a moratorium suggested by the International Whaling Commission on whaling for commercial purposes. Last year, 137 fin whales were caught in Iceland. This year, the government has set a quota allowing 154 animal species that can be hunted. In the case of common the minke whale, the limit is higher: 229 cetaceans, well above the 24 captured in 2014.

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