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This profile was last updated on 6/24/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Kristjan Loftsson

Wrong Kristjan Loftsson?

Owner

Hvalur
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Hvalur
  • Managing Director
    Hvalur
  • Deputy Chairman
    HB Grandi
  • Manager
    Hvalu
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Hvalurj
37 Total References
Web References
Kristjan Loftsson, owner of ...
www.ipsnews.net, 24 June 2013 [cached]
Kristjan Loftsson, owner of Hvalur and the main protagonist behind its whaling activities, had previously attributed the suspension of whaling for two years to a decline in whale meat sales, caused by a change in Japanese eating patterns after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Kristján Loftsson, the CEO ...
www.icelandreview.com [cached]
Kristján Loftsson, the CEO of whaling company Hvalur, told ruv.is that whaling most certainly is worth pursuing, while spokesperson for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Sigursteinn Másson expressed his desire that Kristján give up hunting whales.
Loftsson organised the opening ...
www.theecologist.org, 11 July 2011 [cached]
Loftsson organised the opening of a company Misaka Shoji in 2009 to import Icelandic whale meat into the lucrative Japanese market - generating an estimated US$7 million in profit already, according to the EIA.
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What's more Hvalur's managing director Kristjan Loftsson is deputy chairman of HB Grandi.
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Kristjan Loftsson failed to respond to the Ecologist.
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www.thecoastalsociety.org, 6 Sept 2009 [cached]
Kristjan Loftsson, manager of whaling firm Hvalu said the delay was because firms must first test the meat for dangerous chemicals to see if it meets food industry standards. Loftsson and Iceland's Fisheries Minister Einar
Iceland Whale Meat Heading To Japan
www.terradaily.com, 6 Nov 2006 [cached]
Kristjan Loftsson, chief executive of Icelandic whaling company Hvalurj, said there was "no problem" finding markets for whale meat in Japan, and added that there were "no restrictions on whale exports to Japan".
The newspaper said that there is a ban on trade of fin whale meat under the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species, although whaling nations have long argued that under the International Whaling Commission's rules, trade is allowed.
"We are back in business with about 100 tonnes of excellent eco-friendly whale meat and blubber ready for the market," Loftsson said.He added that his company had stopped whaling for the year because of poor weather and a lack of daylight.
The fin whale is the second largest species of whale after the blue whale.According to estimates agreed on by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), there are close to 70,000 minke whales in the central North Atlantic, of which around 43,600 are in Icelandic waters.Fin whales in the central North Atlantic number around 25,800.
Loftsson said he disagreed with the rationale used by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature which listed the fin whale as an endangered species.
"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," he argued.
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