Commercial whaling may be over in Iceland

News:Iceland may stop commercial whaling completely due to economic pressures and competition from Japan which also hunts whales and subsidises its whale products. Facts: Iceland alongside Norway and Japan has frequently withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission’s 1986 worldwide moratorium which had indefinitely paused commercial whaling. International Whaling Commission: It is an Intergovernmental Organisation established… Continue reading Commercial whaling may be over in Iceland

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Iceland in the field of Sustainable Fisheries Development

News:Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) signed between India and Iceland in the field of Fisheries. Facts: Salient features of the MoU: Creation of facilities for exchange of scientists and technical experts and their proper placement, especially in areas of estimating Total Allowable Catches in offshore and deep sea areas. Provision of training… Continue reading Cabinet approves MoU between India and Iceland in the field of Sustainable Fisheries Development

Iceland bids farewell to ‘Ok glacier’, the first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland has honoured the passing of Ok Jokull glacier.It is the first glacier lost to climate change in the world.  The glacier was officially declared dead by the Icelandic Meteorological Office when it was no longer thick enough to move.What once was glacier has been reduced to a small patch of ice atop a volcano.… Continue reading Iceland bids farewell to ‘Ok glacier’, the first glacier lost to climate change