The beginning of the protest movement against Icelandic whaling
Commercial whaling has been banned since a moratorium came into force in 1986. That same year, in response to Iceland's decision continue with the practise, protesters sunk two whaling vessels in the port of Reykjavik. Today, Iceland's hunt of the large marine mammals continues. The meat of minke whales ends up in local restaurants, while that of fin whales is exported.