Review on utilization and research on harbour seal ( Phoca vitulina ) in Iceland

  title={Review on utilization and research on harbour seal ( Phoca vitulina ) in Iceland},
  author={Erlingur Hauksson and S{\'o}lmundur T Einarsson},
Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) have been harvested in Iceland since the first settlers arrived in the 9th century. Pups were generally netted, clubbed and harpooned until 1875 when general use of guns for hunting began. Seal-hunting has been traditional amongst the farms legal rights. Seal hunting was an important supplement to other economic resources. Harbour seal skins, salted or dried, were exported and large dataset of catch statistics is available from trading logbooks since the late 19th… CONTINUE READING


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