The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS has published its aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales. NMFS has assigned this quota to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. This assignment includes limitations on the use of the quota deriving from regulations of the International Whaling Commission.
For 2016, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other applicable limitations govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the AEWC.