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Mr. Kristjan Loftsson

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Chief Executive Officer

Hvalur
 
Background

Employment History

  • Deputy Chairman
    HB Grandi
  • Manager
    Hvalu
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Hvalurj
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According to Whale and Dolphin ...
marinesciencetoday.com [cached]
According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Hvalur's managing director Kristjan Loftsson says the return of the meat is "not the end of the world."
Whale and Dolphin Conservation | New Bedford Whaling Museum Blog
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Their CEO, Kristjan Loftsson, is a veteran of the whaling industry, having started as an observer on his father's whale ships in 1956. In a June 2010 story, published by Google News and AFP (and posted on our Bulletin Board that month), he made his attitude towards whales quite clear while in attendance at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Morocco.
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Mr. Loftsson's claim that this new fuel mix should be considered a green biofuel is ludicrous.
IWC | New Bedford Whaling Museum Blog
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Their CEO, Kristjan Loftsson, is a veteran of the whaling industry, having started as an observer on his father's whale ships in 1956. In a June 2010 story, published by Google News and AFP (and posted on our Bulletin Board that month), he made his attitude towards whales quite clear while in attendance at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Morocco.
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Mr. Loftsson's claim that this new fuel mix should be considered a green biofuel is ludicrous.
Dick Russell - Articles
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Kristjan Loftsson, the chief executive of the whaling company Hvalur, told The Daily Telegraph that there was "no problem" about finding markets for the meat in Japan and "no restriction on whale exports to Japan".
It is the first time his fleet of four vessels - two British and two Norwegian - has been used since 1989.
Mr Loftsson said: "We are back in business with about 100 tons of excellent eco-friendly whale meat and blubber ready for the market."
He added though that they had stopped whaling for this year because of bad weather and little daylight.
Mr Loftsson said he disagreed with the rationale used to list the fin whale as "endangered" on the Red List compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature [IUCN].
The 60 to 70ft fin whale, the second largest animal after the blue whale, was put on the list, says the IUCN, because almost three-quarters of a million were taken in the southern hemisphere between 1904 and 1979 along with vast numbers of blue whales, of which fewer than 1,500 remain in the world.
The fin whale's population is poorly understood in most areas outside the North Atlantic, where recent studies show there are more than 40,000.
Mr Loftsson said there were 25,000 animals in the central North Atlantic between Iceland and Greenland, a population that was calculated by scientists to be close to the pre-exploitation level. The quota of nine fin whales granted by the Icelandic government represented 0.04 per cent of the stock size.
"They say they have been caught so heavily in the southern hemisphere that world stocks are endangered. You can't do that because these are local populations," said Mr Loftsson.
CSI Whales Alive! Vol. XV No. 4 Trading Away The Whales' Future
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Kristján Loftsson, owner of the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur Ltd., brought one of his four whaling boats into dry dock in August in order to clean the hull and to ensure that the vessel is in good condition. In speaking to the press, he said that, "Of course we try to keep things going and make people see some sense...
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