Whilst there is an increasing amount of evidence that whale products are not good for your health, it seems that the proponents of the whaling industry are 'blind' to the evidence. It’s a bit like the tobacco industry over the last fifty years ‘being unaware’ that cigarettes could be deleterious to ones health.
We know that in the Faroes, whilst state medical authorities have said 'don't eat cetaceans!' the population just can't stop, and some 310 animals were killed and eaten in 2009.
It would appear that baleen whales are now following toothed whales in terms of increasing concentrations of contaminants. In 1975 a study in Australia of pigs fed whale meal records ‘All the pigs fed whale products in this experiment had a concentration of mercury in their tissues greater than the health standard for human feedstuffs.’ The study in the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 15(74) 363 - 368 (1975) doesn’t say what the whale source was and I would assume a toothed species such as sperm whale, but it shows where the debate was going 35 years ago.