• Short Summary

    While Icelandic fishermen work their newly extended fishing grounds, the country's few remaining whalers continue their less publicised but controversial industry.

  • Description

    While Icelandic fishermen work their newly extended fishing grounds, the country's few remaining whalers continue their less publicised but controversial industry.

    Like other Europeans, Icelanders have hunted the whale in northern waters for centuries, but in this century whaling nations have preferred the better stocked south Pacific and Antarctic.

    Iceland's Hvalf jord Whaling Station is now the last remaining in northern waters. It processes whales caught in the deeper waters off the Icelandic coast, producing from the giant carcasses meant, oils, and a wide range of cosmetics.

    Alarmed by reports that some species of whale are in danger of extinction international agencies have in recent years proposed safeguards for the giant mammals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEKP9C2TTNYA5LZX0EYNGQCJVP
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKP9C2TTNYA5LZX0EYNGQCJVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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