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Greenland and Faroe Islands to halt salmon fishing for 12 years

A deal has been reached that will halt commercial salmon fishing in Greenland and the Faroe Islands for the next 12 years to allow adult wild Atlantic salmon to return to rivers in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Hundreds killed in mass slaughter of whales in Faroe Islands

The Faroese Government say that 295 whales have been killed this year in the infamous “grindadráp” – the traditional harvest of hundreds of whales.

Op-Ed: From the Faroese perspective – the pilot whale hunt Special

Cooperation rather than confrontation – in this way, whale defenders and the Faroese might jointly contribute to an accelerated end to the pilot whale hunt. Here are some local points of view on it.

Op-Ed: When will the pilot whale hunt end in the Faroe Islands? Special

The pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands will end in the not too distant future. In this the Faroese are mostly in agreement, even many of those who are pro-whaling. But until that happens, whale advocates will need to be patient.

Op-Ed: Faroe Islands — Between lethal tradition and awakening Special

A total of 1,534 pilot whales and dolphins had already been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands this year by mid-November. A bitter setback for whale and dolphin protectors. Nevertheless, there is reason for hope.

Faroese are listening about the grindadráp, say dolphin advocates Special

Having just returned from a trip to the Faroe Islands once more to spark a conversation on the islands' controversial pilot whale hunt, two dolphin advocates talked with Digital Journal about their experiences.

Mackerel fishing dispute takes it off sustainable food list

The consumption of mackerel rapidly increased, as a cheap and healthy alternative to traditional fish and meat. So much so that it has been downgraded from the Marine Conservation Society's list of fish suitable to eat.

Over 230 pilot whales killed in Faroe Islands in last two days

236 pilot whales have been slaughtered in back-to-back grinds in the Faroe Islands. Yesterday's total of 196 whales was the largest number of marine mammals killed so far in a grind this year.
 

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One of the Faroe Islands  Koltur is located to the west of Streymoy. Abandoned in the 1980s by sheep...
One of the Faroe Islands, Koltur is located to the west of Streymoy. Abandoned in the 1980s by sheep farmers, two people returned there in 1994 to restore the village.
Hans Peter Roth
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunt...
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunts. Over a 1000 whales are killed annually.
Erik Christensen- Wikipedia
Beach of Hvalba during a Grindadráp  Faroe Islands.
Beach of Hvalba during a Grindadráp, Faroe Islands.
Erik Christensen
Stunning beauty. The Faroes are perfect for ecotourism  with breathtaking landscapes and – yes –...
Stunning beauty. The Faroes are perfect for ecotourism, with breathtaking landscapes and – yes – a potential to see whales and dolphins at sea, among birds and other marine wildlife.
Dead pilot whales in Hvalba  Faroe islands
Dead pilot whales in Hvalba, Faroe islands
Erik Christensen
The blood-stained beach of Hvalba during a pilot whale grindadrap (hunt) in the Faroe Islands. The w...
The blood-stained beach of Hvalba during a pilot whale grindadrap (hunt) in the Faroe Islands. The water turns blood red and stays that way for days to follow.
Erik Christensen
Impression of the stunning Faroe Islands taken from a helicopter  August 2014.
Impression of the stunning Faroe Islands taken from a helicopter, August 2014.
Ingi Sørensen

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