Bad weather has interrupted fin whale hunting by Icelandic whaling company Hvalur in recent days and as the forecast does not look promising, company representative Gunnlaugur Geirsson said they will decide next week whether to continue with whaling this season.
A total of 121 fin whales have been caught and processed at Hvalur’s whaling station in Hvalfjörður, West Iceland, this summer. The quota allows for 20 more whales to be caught this season, which will soon come to an end, ruv.is reports.
In other news, inhabitants in West Iceland took advantage of the beaching of ten pilot whales near Rif on Snæfellsnes last weekend. Legally, they were allowed to take the meat, but according to a veterinarian, the right procedures weren’t followed.