Pilot Whale Statistics

The Faroese have accurate statistics of whale catches dating back to 1584. These are most probably the longest continuous statistics for the use of wildlife anywhere in the world. The data collection may enable a better understanding of pilot whale population dynamics and population status, and potentially inform management decisions on pilot whale (e.g. quotas).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source https://heimabeiti.fo/hagtol
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 09:11 (UTC)
Created November 5, 2020, 15:46 (UTC)
Parameter name(s) Numbers of pilot whales, size of pilot whales
Project/Program name(s) Pilot Whale Statistics
Observing system name Pilot Whale Statistics