Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU?

(I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)

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    In Germany, importing whale meat is a criminal offence, but I think it is based on national law. I am not sure if there are EU wide regulations on this subject. Nov 15, 2016 at 12:33
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    guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same No. You would get into trouble if you assume so.
    – DumbCoder
    Nov 15, 2016 at 15:52
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    @DumbCoder Well, if he assumes it's illegal everywhere and doesn't import it, he doesn't get in trouble. Whether he can get in trouble depends on if his assumption fails safe or fails deadly. Nov 15, 2016 at 18:36
  • is it tasty ???
    – Fattie
    Nov 16, 2016 at 17:29
  • @JoeBlow it's amazing, something between pork and fish :)
    – johnatann
    Nov 17, 2016 at 19:40

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The EU has banned all imports of whale products since 1982.

Penalties can include imprisonment and large fines.

Poland explicitly prohibits import by travellers of products of CITES species (no exceptions)



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