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Whale Festival Weekend

The Whale Festival kicked off last night with a small fireworks display at the Taehwagang Park, and continues on over the weekend. The Event Schedule is on the Ulsanwhale website. There will be performances on stage, Whale Boat Races on the Taehwa River, a local craft market, and of course lots of food and soju available at the main festival location at the Taewhagang Park, and at the secondary location at the Jangsaengpo Whale Museum.

This event is controversial, as it does offer whale meat for sale, and the ongoing whaling by Korea through “scientific” and “by-catch” loopholes is an issue of contention (especially when fishermen are known to set nets along established whale migration routes in order to “accidentally” catch cetaceans).