The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said an undercover investigation in Greenland found restaurants were targeting tourists with menus that included bowhead and other whale meat. Endangered fin whale was among the whale products available for visitors to buy in supermarkets, the WDCS said.
At an IWC meeting in Panama next month, Denmark is set to demand that Greenland can catch more whales to meet the nutritional requirements of indigenous people. But the campaigners said the availability of whale meat for tourists shows Greenland is catching more than it needs to meet the food requirements of local people and should not be allowed the higher levels of catches that it wants. The proposed increase would include catching up to 19 endangered fin whales a year, which the WDCS says is almost double current levels.
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I’d love to see the Venn diagram of the tourists going to Greenland to see the impact of global warming and the tourists who chow down on Shamu’s relatives.