The fin whaling season has once again come to an end in Iceland, this year with 137 endangered fin whales slaughtered for profit. A joint report, Slayed in Iceland, and film was released ahead of a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), exposing the scale of the hunt and overseas trade
A statement by a coalition of organisations including EIA has been published in the Faroese media. Whilst the statement also recognises the historical importance of the pilot whale to the Islanders, it calls on them to end the hunting and instead celebrate the whales by developing ecotourism including whale watching
A coalition of 13 international organisations including EIA have written to Faroe Islands Prime Minister Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and Minister of Fisheries Jacob Vestergaard to register their extreme concern about the continued cruel and unnecessary killing of pilot whales
The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed.