September 25th, 2014 (Petra Hucke). The board of the fin whaling company Hvalur hf. has decided to conclude its fin whale hunting season earlier than usual due to bad weather and shorter days. The ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 came returned to harbor on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning respectively, skessuhorn.is reports.
A total of 137 fin whales were caught this year, three more than last season. Gunnlaugur Fjólar Gunnlaugsson of the whale processing station Hvalstöðin in Hvalfjörður said that he was satisfied with this year’s results, especially early on when the weather was favorable for whaling.