Germans have also a long sea food tradition, and thus according regular warnings out, according to our two seas.
Not to sound too nationalistic and patriotic here but....
Germnay is for the most part land locked. Most Germans could not tell the difference between a whale and mackrell unlike we Norwegians. Which means The land of the fjords in some Viking ancient language. Norway means ocean. Deutchland. LAND. It means land. Our sea food tradition is compared with Germany rather deep and rich to say the least..... btw. If whales are as dangerous as you say it is. How come MY country is much richer than YOUR country? I also bet alot more Germans wear glasses than Norwegians. Germany is after all known for its glasses.
The top 10 sea food consumers in the world are.......drum roll................
9 French Polynesia
10 South Korea
IF German sea food tradition is rich than Norwegian is much richer and so is the Japanese.
Countries with a strong sea food cultures have a whale food culture too. It is safe to say Japan together with Iceland, Norway has a strong maritime culture. We invented the Vikings for crying out loud and we used to own 90% of all ships in the world at one stage.
Sea food in general is regarded as healthy. Rich in protein, omega, vitamin E etc. It is good for your health to eat some sea food. It is regarded as more healthy than meat. People who eat sea food tend to live longer than people who do not eat sea food.
All food is dangerous anything in moderation. But whale meat and other sea food is regarded as healthier than meat and dairy products in general. In Scandinavia and in Iceland you do not see many over weight people like you do in other parts of Europe or US. Thats because we eat less meat and more fish.