Fishermen in Norway have caught 729 whales this year, the highest number since it resumed the controversial practice in defiance of international pressure, industry sources said on Monday.
"The season is more or less finished and it’s been very good," said Svein Ove Haugland, deputy director of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation.
The eventual figure may increase slightly before the season’s end but is already the highest since 1993, when Norway resumed whaling despite a worldwide moratorium, which Oslo officially rejected.
In 2013, Norway caught 590 rorqual whales, far higher than the previous year.
The yield for 2014 remains far below the country’s annual quota of 1,286 whales.
"There’s a bottleneck in the market and the distribution. We must rebuild demand for whale meat, subject to tough competition from meat (from land animals) and fish," Haugland said.
did you said 729 WHALES?
This makes me so mad and upset. I desperately want to visit Norway but I don’t want to give my support to a nation that slaughters whales for no fucking reason.
wow norway might be on my shit list now, right there with japan
realized i haven’t taken any requests in awhile so nows your chance what do you guys want to see? (you can expect to see the posts in the near future not necessarily right now, i will remove this when i feel like there’s enough in my draft folder so if you see this don’t hesitate to add to it)