Whaling resumed in Iceland

Whaling for fin whale in Iceland has been resumed after two years interval. The whaling boat Hvalur 8 in on the whaling grounds south west of Iceland. Another boat will start hunting next week.

The quota for fin whale this year is 161 whales, but can come up to 200 whales if part of last year´s quota will be transfered over to this year. In the year 2015, 155 animals were taken. Number of fin whales around Iceland has never been higher than now and is estimated to be 41.000 individuals. The market for whale meat is mainly in Japan.

 

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