Iceland puts whaling on hold

Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 26 July 2017 at 12:32:44 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR & SLSTR acquired on 17 April 2019 from 09:35:48to09:41:48 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 27 June 2021 at 11:53:59 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 17 September 2021 from 06:53:10 to 06:53:35 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 25 May 2023 from 00:55:54 to 00:58:54 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Coastal, biodiversity, health, fishing, hunting, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Japan
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI (26.07.2017) - Iceland has decided to pause whaling for 3 months, and likely stop it indefinitely.
The decision was based on excessive suffering, loss of popular support in Iceland and ensuing lack of profitability of its last whaling company.
Fig. 2 - S2 (27.06.2021), S1 (17.09.2021) - Feroe Islands are a Danish autonomous territory where whaling is run under the name grindadráp.
The radar image shows ships of Faroese whalers only two days after 1428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were slaughtered in a single catch. Their flesh is considered too polluted to be eaten, many cetaceans are burnt or sunk afterwards.
Fig. 3 - S3 (17.04.2017) - The first settlers on Norwegian islands of Svalbard were whalers. Norway still supports commercial whaling.
Fig. 4 - S3 (17 & 25.05.2023) - Japan withdrew from International Whaling Commission in 2018. It resumed commercial hunting in its EEZ in 2019.