Though there has been a moratorium on commercial whaling since 1986, which countries still practice it?
Despite the international ban on commercial whaling, three countries still practice whaling and are responsible for killing about 30,648 whales since the moratorium came into effect for commercial purposes. Japan immediately began whaling under the flimsy guise of “scientific research” while Norway hunts under an objection to the ban. Iceland resumed commercial whaling in 2006 in what some consider an outright violation of the moratorium. The three countries together kill around 1,600 whales a year, including breeding females and endangered species such as fin whales. We still have a long way to go in the Save The Whales campaign
if we hope to see the endangered and threatened whale species recover.