THERE HAS BEEN A BAN IN PLACE SINCE 1946, However through a loophole, these countries can get by with "Scientific Whaling". We don't want whales endangered or extinct! Whales Should not be killed for Science or food! Whales are large, intelligent, aquatic mammals. This means that they are not fish!
These Countries now want to kill endagered whales, Fin and sperm! Some types of whales that are on the endagered list have just 500 to 1,000 left of them, how sad is that! Greed is all I can say, money for the blubber, and for selling the meat.