Norwegian whaling is an old
Like in the
other countries that still practice whaling (Japan, Greenland,
Faroe Islands and Iceland),
whale hunting is a very old tradition in Norway.
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ago, and was carried out through the old whaling days until the IWC
moratorium, which made Norway to practice "research whaling" for a
The country has since registered an objection to the IWC's moratorium
and has returned to commercial whaling.
numbers of Minke Whales
are taken in different areas in north eastern Atlantic.