MEPs to call on Norway to stop whaling
Norway must halt its whale hunting and the EU must not facilitate trade in whales of species which are protected by EU law, a resolution to be voted Tuesday says.
In a debate with the European Commission in July, MEPs urged the Commission to persuade Norway to end the practice and to provide data on the quantity of whale meat transiting through EU ports. A ban on such transits could be envisaged.
MEPs note that despite a worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling, Norway continued whaling and fully resumed commercial whaling in 1993. Several NGOs reported that Norway’s exports of whale meat have increased sharply in recent years.
Procedure: question for oral answer, with resolution
Vote: Tuesday, 12 September