The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published the aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales that NMFS has assigned to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. NMFS has also published the limitations on the use of the quota deriving from regulations of the International Whaling Commission. For 2015, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other applicable limitations govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the AEWC.
Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this action.