Norway is to keep its minke whaling quota unchanged in 2019 at 1278 catches, the government says.
"Norway has a viable whaling industry and I want to make sure that whaling remains alive," Harald T Nesvik, minister of fisheries, said on Monday.
"Whale meat tastes good and has health benefits. Unfortunately, there are many myths associated with whale meat. We need more knowledge so that more people get their eyes on this amazing product," he added.