Delegation seeks protection for Alaska-Native bowhead quota

The Alaska congressional delegation introduced legislation yesterday that seeks to protect the bowhead whaling quota for Alaska Natives. Currently the International Whaling Commission, sets the quotas for a five year period, but the IWC has become increasingly political and growing divisions over nations such as Japan who seek to resume commercial whaling have threatened Alaska Eskimo subsistence whaling quotas in past meetings.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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