Iceland to Ban Commercial Whaling by 2024
With Iceland being one of only three country's in the world to still have commercial whaling, they will no longer allow this practice after their quotas are up in 2023. Currently, they are allowed to hunt up to 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales. There is no longer an economic benefit for commercial whaling in Iceland because Japan was the main consumer, and they legalized commercial whaling in 2019. Without their business, they no longer see a need to keep this alive. Once Iceland’s decision goes into effect, the only two countries to allow commercial whaling will be Norway and Japan.