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Posted Sat Sep 26 2009: from BBC (UK):
Iceland plans big whalemeat trade with Japan
The company behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whalemeat to Japan. This summer, Hvalur hf caught 125 fins -- a huge expansion on previous years. The company's owner says he will export as much as 1,500 tonnes to Japan. This would substantially increase the amount of whalemeat in the Japanese market. The export would be legal because these nations are exempt from the global ban on trading whalemeat, but conservation groups doubt its commercial viability. ... This compares with a total of seven caught in the previous three years. The fin is globally listed as an endangered species, though Icelandic marine scientists maintain stocks are big enough locally to sustain a hunt of this size.
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What's Icelandic for "I hope you go bankrupt and are sued for dispensing the toxic flesh of intelligent mammals"?

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