|First historic data of whale hunt indicate that Basque fishermen were pioneers on this activity. The first documents on respect of this subject are dated 31st December 1200, when King Alfonso VII asked the Basque arrantzale a whale every year.
Despite there are not too many data, whale hunt seems to have been firmly established at our fishermen's lives, probed by the big amount of related images appearing on that age coats of arms.
A document stamp from Hondarribia, dated 1335, is kept at Paris's National Archive. There are fishermen harpooning a whale in that stamp, in a similar way that the ones appearing on the Association's coat of arms.