Letter: Blubber mountain

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The Independent Culture
Sir: In successive referendums, Norway has rejected membership of the EU. Instead, they have negotiated special trading status jointly with member states. In consequence, supermarket shelves across the EU are laden with Norwegian fish products ranging from salmon to herring and packaged shellfish.

A threat to block sales of such products until Norway conforms to international norms with regard to whaling would surely be the quickest and most effective way of bringing that country into line. The new European Parliament should make such a move a priority.

NORRIE HEARN

Ste Marie d'Alvey, France

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