NORWAY: Government defies global moratorium and grants whalers export licenses
The decision of Norwegian authorities yesterday (16 January) to defy a global trade ban and allow one company a license to export whale meat has caused waves of international objections amongst member countries of the international moratorium and wildlife action groups. It has also raised fears in the Japanese consumers expected to eat the North Sea minke whale, after a study revealed that levels of toxic POPs in the meat exceeded those currently allowed for human consumption.
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