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Re: How many whales are the people of the Arctic allowed to hunt each year, and what species do they hunt?


From: "Igor Krupnik" <answer6@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: How many whales are the people of the Arctic allowed to hunt each year, and what species do they hunt?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:59:04 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:47 PM
Subject: How many whales are the people of the Arctic allowed to hunt each
year, and what species do they hunt?


>Jocelyne D.. asks this Question:
>
>How many whales are the people of the Arctic allowed to hunt each year, and
what species do they hunt?
>
>
>Answer:
>Native people in Alaska, Greenland, and now Russia are allowed to hunt
whales under special quota set by the International Whaling Commission which
is an international body established by several countries to regulate whale
hunt,  to monitor the status of whale stocks, and to conduct and/or sponsor
research in whale population health. Under these international quotas, Inuit
in Alaska are allocated an anuual share of some  30-40 bowhead whales (the
number has been raised steadily in the last few years), The native people in
Chukotka recently got their own quota of 5 bowhead whales and some 100 gray
whales. In Greenland,  the  local Inuit people hunt small minke whales and
much larger fin whales, under the same quota system
>

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