What does Iceland think it can do with that tonnage of whale meat. Is the new incarnation of the LDP party, the Democratic Party in Japan going to allow it to be imported into a declining market in Japan? The meat and blubber from the whales may yield a staggering two million kilogrammes of edible products.
Or is Iceland simply stockpiling whale meat because it wants to prove it can kill that many whales and turn its back on the world community?
This is at a time when researchers are increasingly concerned at the lack of fin whales being seen in the Bay of Biscay