The United States is protesting Iceland’s commercial whaling.

U.S. protests Iceland’s commercial hunting of fin whales

WASHINGTON — The United States is protesting Iceland’s commercial whaling.

President Barack Obama sent a notification to Congress Thursday pointing out that Iceland’s hunting of endangered fin whales is harming international efforts to protect the species.

The U.S. commissioner for the International Whaling Commission, Monica Medina called Iceland’s disregard of the IWC’s moratorium on commercial whaling unacceptable.

Obama ordered U.S. officials visiting Iceland to raise the U.S. concerns.

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