Tagged: whaling

A whale of a tale

Memories of whale hunting, 1947-1948 In March, Hansen told the remarkable story of his WWII experiences. In this installment, he takes us into the world of post-war whaling. Harald Hansen Mountain Home, Ark. After...

A brief history of Norwegian whaling

Finn Roed West Bloomfield, Mich. Evidence indicates that along the coast of Norway, people in olden times engaged in primitive whaling, using rowboats and spears. Later, during the age of sailing, from 1600 to...

Hunting in Norway: whales, moose & reindeer

Norway’s whaling is at least partially justified by invoking the Vikings, but controversy remains Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The controversial whaling season is over in Norway. More than 720 whales were harpooned in...

Quota for the minke whale hunt in 2010

The Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has set a quota of 1286 animals for the minke whale hunt in 2010. The quota for 2010 is composed of a basic annual quota of 885...

Norway suspends whaling in mid-season

  OSLO – Norwegian whalers have suspended their hunt mid-season this year with less than half the quota of 885 whales killed because demand is saturated, a fisheries organisation said on Wednesday. Environmentalists said...

whaling quota - minke whale

Whaling quota lower for 2009

Norway has announced a lower whaling quota for 2009. Norway authorized its whalers to harpoon 885 minke whales, a quota sharply down from previous years in what animal rights activists saw as a sign...