I have read that the fish population in the North Atlantic has suffered from over-fishing. I think commercial fishing would best be called "fish catching". The catch is just scooped up on a much larger scale than the old nets.
It stands to (my) reason that the same will happen to whales. They are not like bamboo or rabbits as they don't reproduce quickly. Iceland is not the only country killing them.
And the changes in ocean waters via pollution don't help.
I'm not sure that stopping whale hunting would destroy the economy of the countries that are so actively involved.
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