Iceland to phase out whaling. What does this mean for the International Whaling Commission?

Introduction On 4 February 2022, Icelandic Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Svand√≠s Svavarsd√≥ttir, of the Left Green Party announced that she would not renew Icelandic quotas for minke whales and fin whales beyond 2024. Along with Norway, Iceland is the only remaining member of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that has been engaging in commercial …