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Icelandic fin whales win a reprieve this summer

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Whale&Dolphin Conservation UK heard the excellent news a few days ago that Hvalur hf, Iceland’s sole fin whaling company, will not take their vessels out this year.  This decision could save the lives of up to 209 majestic fin whales, the second largest creature on the planet, and deserves to be celebrated, so who do […]

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Icelandic Whaling Company Suspends Operations

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Commercial whaling company Hvalur hf. will not be hunting whales this summer, Vísir reports. The reason the company cites for the decision is that permits required for whaling did not arrive until late February – too late to allow for the necessary maintenance of whaling ships. The ships will therefore stay put in Reykjavík harbour this season, […]