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Iceland begins commercial whaling

BBC reports:

Icelandic ships will take nine fin whales, an endangered species, and 30 minke whales each year.

In a statement, the fisheries ministry said Iceland was dependent on living marine resources, and would keep catches within sustainable limits.

Norway is the only other country to hunt commercially; most are bound by a 20-year moratorium. Currently Iceland hunts minkes for "scientific research".

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Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for DeeperBlue.com. She is based in Dubai.

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