Icelandic Fin Whale Meat on the Move Again

"Winter Bay" left Hafnarfjörður, Iceland on June 3 and its intended route will be to the north of Russia, east through the Arctic Ocean and to the Japanese city of Osaka. If the voyage goes to plan it will be the first cargo shipment of seafood to have ever been transported along the Northeast Passage.

The cargo ship Winter Bay this weekend left the Norwegian city of Tromsø, loaded with 1,700 tons of frozen fin whale meat from Iceland, Iceland Reviw reports. 

The ship has been in Tromsø for six weeks while the Norwegian government was petitioned to impound the vessel, as many people believe its cargo to be illegal.

Norway eventually decided not to impound the ship and it left port on Saturday.