11 Jul '11, 3pm

Revealed: UK fish and chips linked to Icelandic #whale slaughter #IWC

Revealed: UK fish and chips linked to Icelandic #whale slaughter #IWC

Consumers are being urged to question the source of the fish at more than 10,000 fish and chip shops across the UK after new research linked it to the controversial Icelandic whale hunt. Although commercial whaling is banned, countries like Iceland, Norway and Japan are still allowed to hunt whales for 'scientific research'. Iceland is now accused of breaking international agreements by catching and selling large quantities of whale meat to Japan. Japan's own industry has stalled recently under pressure from activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the country's recent earthquake. Iceland's biggest whaling company Hvalur has killed 273 endangered fin whales and exported more than 1,200 tonnes of fin whale meat and blubber to Japan since 2008, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in a trade worth estimated US$17 million. The EIA says Ic...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/972025/rev...

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