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Whaling Recommenced

Two whaling ships, Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9, headed out to fish last night, approximately ten days later than scheduled, visir.is reports. They had been kept in the shipyard for a few weeks and were test-sailed last week.

Whaling. Photo: IPA.

Kristján Loftsson of whale catching company Hvalur hf has said that they will attempt to catch this year’s quota despite uncertainty regarding the future of whaling.

The quota allows for a total of 150 finbacks, in addition to the 25 remaining from last year’s quota.

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