NMFS Publishes 2017 Bowhead Whale Quota

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published NMFS’ aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales that NMFS has assigned to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, and the limitations on the use of the quota deriving from regulations of the International Whaling Commission. For 2017, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other applicable limitations govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the AEWC.

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