Three whales have have been found stranded on South Korean waters in just nine days, reported the Korea BizWire.

The first minke whale was found entangled on a net on 12 January in Donghae City, the second one on 14 January near Pohang and the third one was found yesterday 20 January also entangled in fishing gear in Samcheaok City.

All whales were sold on consignment for millions of won. The first one was sold for 19 million won, the second one for 16 million won, and the third one was sold for 48 million won.

The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission estimates there are over 500,000 minke whales on the Antarctic.

South Korea abandoned whale hunting on 1986, when the IWC banned commercial whaling.

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