The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has renewed the quota of Minke whales in Norwegian waters. The quota of 1286 animals is the same as last year.
The quota is set based on models developed by the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
"With this we have decided on a quota that fulfills the necessity of sustainable development of the harvesting of the whale stocks," Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, the Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs said.
Berg-Hansen also stressed that Norway must facilitate for continued stability and favorable conditions for the whaling industry.