Norway loses its appetite for whale meat

时间:2019-03-01 03:20:00166网络整理admin

Whales seem to be off the menu in Norway. The country will not fill its whale-hunting quota this year, fuelling claims by environmentalists that there is no longer a demand for the meat. Norway resumed commercial whaling in 1993 and is the only country to do so, but fishermen have so far caught fewer than half of the 1052 whales they are allocated. The season ends on 31 August. Although the government blames bad weather and high fuel prices for the low catch, environmentalists say fewer whales have been caught this year because demand has fallen,