Icelandic whale meat makes it to Japan

A fin-whale in Icelandic waters.

A fin-whale in Icelandic waters. Photo: Halldór Kolbeins

A controversial consignment of over 1,800 tonnes of Icelandic fin-whale meat has arrived in Osaka, Japan.

According to RT News, the transport ship Winter Bay took a route “traveling through the Arctic Ocean apparently not to face the anti-whaling groups located in the Indian Ocean”.

The ship reportedly left Hafnarfjörður (Greater Reykjavik) in early June on its way to Norway.

The fin whale is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC). Iceland plans to hunt some 150 fin whales this year.

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