That is a yearly average of 1,156 - with the two most prolifically killed species being the long finned pilot whale (actually a dolphin species) and Atlantic White Sided Dolphin
The largest hunt of cetaceans in a single day (in both Faroese, and in all of documented human history) totalled a shocking 1,428 Atlantic White Sided Dolphins which were killed at Skálabotnur beach on the 12th September 2021 - a shameful day for a modern, wealthy European island nation in the 21st Century.
On the 29th July 2022 at the same killing bay, the Faroese equalled another historical record - but for a much rarer species that rarely visits the Faroe Islands.
100 Bottlenose dolphins were killed, equalling the previous record set at Klaksvik in 1898!
8th May - 63 long finned pilot whales were killed at Sandágerði beach near the Faroese capital of Tórshavn
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8 Sea Shepherd crew from Denmark, Norway, Northern Ireland, England, Austria, France, and the Faroe Islands (plus a media team from France) documented the butchering of 100 Bottlenose Dolphins at Skálafjörð / Skalabotnur beach - the same beach where 1428 Atlantic White sided dolphins were killed on the 12th September 2022 in the largest single hunt of cetaceans in recorded human history.