Norway whalers take first whales of hunting season
Source: AFP Global Edition
OSLO Norwegian whale hunters have harpooned the first three whales of the year, nearly a month after the controversial hunting season began, the country's Fishermen's Sales Organization said on May 2.
"Three whales were taken off Bear Island on Sunday (April 29)," Per Rolandsen, of the sales organization's division in Norway's Arctic Lofoten archipelago, told AFP.
Norway's whale hunting season started on April 1 and is set to last until August 31, but Rolandsen explained that weather conditions had been poor and the vessels had been tied up until now with other fishing activities.
"The whale hunt is very weather dependent (but) we expect now that the hunting conditions will improve," he said.
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