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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

Whale Meat Returned to Sender | Marine Science Today [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."

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Kristjan Loftsson is the chief executive of Icelandic whaling company Hvalur. He recently told the UK's Sunday Times that his whaling vessels are fueled by whale oil from endangered fin whales.

Loftsson claims that his biofuel, a combination of 20 percent whale oil and 80 percent diesel, is the world's greenest. He also notes that each boat in his fleet burns the equivalent of one whale per day while hunting for fin whales around Iceland and said the people who oppose his actions are 'crazies'.

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Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic

Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur, calls his mixture of fin whale oil a “green biofuel� and claims it to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sources of fuel. Loftsson melts down the blubber from slaughtered fin whales to create a blend of diesel fuel and whale oil. This mixture is then used to power the boats that kill even more fin whales. Loftsson claims that this process is additionally friendly to the environment as the fat from the fin whale carcasses is rendered into oil using renewable geothermal heat sourced from Iceland’s volcanic vents. According to the Times, Loftsson calls this the world’s “greenest� marine biofuel.
With only 110,000 fin whales left worldwide and whalers such as Loftsson continuing this practice in outrageously unsustainable ways, it begs the question: Is the IWC really doing enough to enforce such regulations?

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Kristján Loftsson, Hvalur's multi-millionaire executive director, is also chairman of the board of Iceland's leading seafood company HB Grandi, which is exhibiting at SENA 2016.

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