Whaling-foreman

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The whaling foreman is in Faroese known as a grindaformaður. He is a central figure in the Faroese pilot whale hunt.

He has the following responsibilities in a hunt:

  • He is responsible for organising the pilot whale drives
  • He makes sure the word spreads when pilot whales are sighted close to land
  • He makes sure that there are enough boats to drive the whales, and that there are enough people on shore to help out.

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