09 Sep '11, 6pm

Norway Whaling Season Ends - Over 500 Whales Killed

Norway Whaling Season Ends - Over 500 Whales Killed Norway’s 2011 whaling season closed on August, 31st with a total of 528 minke whales were reported killed, as compared to 468 killed in 2010. Even though this still falls far short of the quota for 2011, which was set at 1286, one would have to go back to 2008 to find a whaling season in which over 500 whales were killed Meanwhile, in Iceland, the minke whale hunt is still on-going. The Minke Whalers Association reports they have killed a total of 51 minke whales so far in 2011.Two boats are still minke whaling (the Hrafnreyður KO and the HalldorSigurðsson IS) so the number is expected to rise. Last year’s minke whale hunt saw 60 minkes killed, down from 81 animals 2009. There were hopes that the news of minkes having to increase their range and speed to keep up with a new plentiful food source, mackerel, would mean that ...

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