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Hunting Ban on Puffins in Iceland Proposed

The Natural History Museum of South Iceland presented a report on the condition of the puffin stock in the Westman Islands yesterday, which reveals that the number of birds has decreased considerably in recent years and in response proposed a hunting ban.

The report concludes that it is sensible to issue a complete hunting ban of puffins this year or else reduce hunting allowances considerably. Each hunter should not be permitted to catch more than 50 or 100 birds, Fréttabladid reports.

The Natural History Museum concluded that the stock of puffins that is eligible for hunting is only comprised of three, poor generations and that the total number of birds has decreased by 60 to 70 percent.

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