“We have to go much further from the coast than before, so we need more staff, which increases costs.”
One important Iceland tourism information you need to know is that Animals-Iceland has decided to stop fishing for minke whales, which are more profitable for local industry, the International Fund for Animal Welfare announced today.
The activity was experiencing a sharp decline: the number of catches fell significantly, from 46 harpooned cetaceans in 2016 to 17 last year, only 6 Minke whales were hunted in June 2018 (out of a quota of 262), and not a single one has yet been hunted in July, a traditionally good month for the harpooning of the cetacean, according to figures provided by IFAW.
The Icelandic exception
The Managing Director of IP-Utgerd Ltd, which specialises in minke hunting, has confirmed that harpooning will cease for …Read More »