Two points here. Back in the 1990s we would regularly get accusations from the Faroese that organisations like WDCS would be 're-touching' images of its whaling to make it look as if there was more blood in the water than 'there really was'.
Take a look at the following pictures from the Faroese website Dimma.fo to see what the blood levels really look like. Their photos not ours.
At the same time Dimmaletting, one of the main newspapers in the islands, ran a piece saying that the Faroese Food and Veterinary Agency has not yet dealt with the recommendations from the nation’s medical officials on giving up eating pilot whale meat, but “the work will come soon” said Bardur Enni, director of the agency. Other media also ran two articles about the fact that despite the warnings, pilot whale meat was on offer at two hospitals (Klaksvíkar and the national hospital at Havn). The Health Minister, Hans Pauli Strøm, was interviewed and said that he intends to come put with an advisory that pilot whale meat should not be offered at health facilities. Suðuroyar Hospital, however, has not served pilot whale meat in two years, and the inspector of the hospital, Ronnie Midjord, said that he was surprised that the government health officials have not come out with an advisory.