Whale meat is not a traditional Norwegian dish – don’t believe the hype

You might have read the BBC story about Norwegian whaling industry claims that domestic demand for whale meat has risen during Covid. It reports that ‘… This summer, Norwegians who would usually have travelled to Italy and Spain have instead headed north to places in Norway like the Lofoten Islands…’ where they have, according to some sources, been trying whale meat. Let’s take a look at the real history of Norwegian whaling and consumption of whale meat.

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