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!
Torshavn Grindadrap of 63 long finned pilot whales on the 7th May at Sandagerdi beach
Vágur Grindadráp of 119 long finned pilot whales on 24th May 2022
Sandur (Sandoy) Grindadráp of 102 long finned pilot whales on 29th June 2022
Skálafjörður Hvessingaradráp of 100 Bottlenose Dolphins on 27th July 2022
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8 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.