Seventeen fin whales have been caught already this season, RÚV reports. Whaling boat Hvalur 9 is heading back to the whaling station in Hvalfjörður with the latest catch; the whaling season started on 17 June and the first whale was caught the following day.
The operator, Hvalur ehf. has a quota of 154 animals this season but can add to that 20% of last year’s quota.
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