Don’t try to sell any meat with Whale in it in EU. German customs officials have seized whale meat snacks on sale at a Norwegian stall during a trade fair organised to celebrate trends in food, gardening and agriculture.
Arne Andres Rod, the stall’s supervisor, claimed he was surprised to learn that it was illegal to sell whale meat in Germany.
The sale of whale meat is against the law in Germany and across most of the EU. The Whale and Dolphin Society’s Astrid Fuchs said that Norway has broken the law in two ways: first importing, then selling the meat. The Berlin state prosecutor’s office has now taken on the case, and the perpetrators could face up to five years in prison; however, it is more likely they will be handed a fine.
So, now you know. Whale meat is forbidden in Germany.