Norwegian Whaling

Norwegian whaling is an old tradition.

Like in the other countries that still practice whaling (Japan, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland), whale hunting is a very old tradition in Norway.  

Norwegian Fishing Boat with a Whale
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It started centuries ago, and was carried out through the old whaling days until the IWC moratorium, which made Norway to practice "research whaling" for a while.

The country has since registered an objection to the IWC's moratorium and has returned to commercial whaling.

Limited numbers of Minke Whales are taken in different areas in north eastern Atlantic.

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