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    Whaling in Norway

    I know we have been discussing this subject in various thread over the years but it has never had it's own thread.
    This year's season is over and as usual less than half of the quota of Minke Whales were shot. here from yesterday:
    "Kato" from Harøya with 153 animals and "Reinebuen" from Lofoten, with 93 animals, has been best boats in the industry this year. Of the year's 999 Minke Whale quota, only 432 were shots
    The Kato being chased by a Greenpeace RIB at an earlier time :

    And the proud Owner:

    Here seen after receiving a price for the quality of his whale products at the Food Festival in Aalesund, 2016

    Whaling used to be a major industry in Norway, especially in Lofoten.
    I came across this 30 min. NRK video from 1981 about the importance of whaling for a small island in Lofoten, called Skrova:
    Unfortunately the text is in Norwegian, but there are some dramatic pictures, especially at the beginning, showing how the Minke whales are killed and partitioned. (It may not be to everybody's liking)