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Greenpeace Protests Icelandic Whaling

Greenpeace in Germany protested at the harbor in Hamburg on Friday when a cargo vessel arrived today with whale meat from Iceland.

whale-cutting_psArchive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Six containers of whale products were loaded onboard the Cosco Pride in Rotterdam for export to Japan.

Greenpeace activists approached the boat on inflatable vessels at the harbor. The protestors held banners calling for a cease to whaling and a ban on the transport of and business related to whale products in Germany, ruv.is reports.

According to Jörg Feddern of Greenpeace in Germany, the protestors followed the boat into the harbor but did not attempt to block its entry.

As reported last month, the Dutch authorities have committed to a ban on the transfer of Icelandic whale products at its harbors after a petition garnered more than one million signatures.

Marketing director at Samskip shipping company Anna Guðný Aradóttir told ruv.is that pressure groups can have a serious impact on the operations of Icelandic companies and the Icelandic economy. “We are transporting completely legal products, legally hunted whale products and other marine products.”

As of Friday, a total of 33 fin whales had been hunted in Icelandic waters since the hunting season began on June 18.

Related:

01.07.2013 | Sixty Percent of Icelanders Support Fin Whaling

25.06.2013 | Eleven Fin Whales Caught in Iceland in One Week

07.06.2013 | Iceland Whale Meat Blocked from Dutch Ports

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