First Icelandic Whale Ship Resumes Hunting

By Gleb Bryanski
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Reuters) – Icelandic whale hunters left port in the early hours of Sunday to pursue their first catch of the large sea mammals in 14 years, angering environmentalists and raising fears for the country’s growing tourist industry.

“We are out,” said Gunnar Johannsson, captain of the Sigurbjorg, one of three vessels commissioned by the Icelandic Marine Research Institute to catch minke whales, after strong winds prevented them from sailing Saturday.

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