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Authorization for hunting of ten additional minke whales granted

The Marine Research Institute of Iceland has granted authorization for the hunting of ten additional minke whales, in addition to the fifty that were expected to be hunted this summer. Under the Institute’s research scheme, 200 minke whales are to be hunted for scientific purposes over five years, ending next year. Also set to be hunted are 200 fin whales and 100 sei whales. The scientific research aims to shed light on the feeding patterns of these whale species, so that their effect on fish stocks may be assessed. This is reported by RÚV online.

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