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Iceland to stop hunting whales in 2024

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Iceland to stop hunting whales in 2024

Iceland, one of the three countries which commercially hunt whales, has decided to stop hunting from 2024 due to sharp decline in the demands of whale meat .

  • Iceland's biggest market for whale meat was Japan. In 2019 Japan decided to resume commercial hunting of whales resulting in a sharp decline of Icelandic products in Japan.

  • Iceland, Japan and Norway are the only three countries in the world which still allow commercial hunting of whales despite criticism from animal rights and environmental groups .

Iceland

It is a Nordic European island  country in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

Nordic countries includes  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

The capital of Iceland : Reykjavik

Currency of Iceland :  Icelandic Krona 

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