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Barack Obama wants Iceland to stop Whaling

The president of the United States, Barack Obama, wants Iceland to move from commercial whaling to whale watching only. He wants the US government to enhance its engagement to facilitate this change. "The nationals of Iceland are conducting trade in whale meat and products that diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)."

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United States Government takes action over Icelandic whaling

US could impose sanctions over Icelandic whaling. Endangered fin whales facing Iceland’s harpoons have a new ally: the United States Department of Interior. Today Interior Secretary Sally Jewell certified to President Obama under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act that Iceland’s international trade in whale meat and products diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

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