The British, French and German governments also issued a message which
strongly criticised the Marine Research Institute’s proposals for 39 minke
whales to be taken this year.
IFAW condemned the recommendation as cruel, unnecessary and economically
unsustainable and called on Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries to abandon the
practice. It is also concerned by proposals to take a further 100 whales next
Iceland resumed whaling two years ago on the grounds of scientific research.