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Minke whale auctioned off for 30 million won.

A fisherman hauled in a dead 4.4 meter-long minke whale 120 kilometers east of Pohang Monday.

The animal was found in nets set for mackerel pike. It was auctioned off for 30 million won ($28,000).

Police were called to check the whale but found no signs of it being hunted. The fisherman got a certificate that enabled him to sell it.

Whaling is banned in Korea but retrieving dead whales is legal. Whale meat is treated as delicacy.

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Publication:The Korea Times News (Seoul, Korea)
Geographic Code:9SOUT
Date:May 22, 2018
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