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Whaling season starts off with two whales caught

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  • Whale boat. The first fin whale caught this season was a 62-feet cow. Photo/Pjetur Sigurðsson

A three-month whaling season began on Sunday evening with two whaling boats leaving port.

No whales were caught on Monday, but both boats caught a fin whale yesterday as reported by The first fin whale was a 62-feet cow that was brought to the whaling station in Hvalfjörður.

By law, whalers are allowed to hunt 154 whales this season. 

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