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Norway Cuts Next Year's Whale Quota Slightly

September 27, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Norway said this week that it plans to kill 670 minke whales next year in its controversial commercial hunt, a slight decline from this year's number.

The Nordic country of 4.5 million people outraged environmentalists and many governments by resuming commercial whale hunts in 1993 despite a global ban.

Norway is the only country that hunts whales for profit, while Iceland and Japan cull them for research in hunts sanctioned by the International Whaling Commission.

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