High Liner Foods Shuns Icelandic Companies Linked to Whaling (USA)

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Whaling boats. Photo : Páll Stefánsson Whaling boats. Photo : Páll Stefánsson

March 24th, 2014 (Zoë Robert). North American seafood company High Liner Foods announced last week that it would not purchase products sourced from Icelandic companies linked to whaling.

The Whales Need US (WNUS) coalition said in a press release that it had written to dozens of major U.S. wholesalers and retailers that source Icelandic seafood ahead of the largest seafood trade event in North America, the Seafood Expo North America, which concluded last week. The companies were urged to audit their supply chain in order to reassure the public that they are not buying fish from companies linked to whaling, in particular HB Grandi, Iceland’s largest seafood company. The managing director of Hvalur hf., Kristján Loftsson, is also chairman of the board of HB Grandi.

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