Alaska whalers guaranteed harvest ‘in perpetuity’

KTVA Channel 11: Alaska’s subsistence whaling community gained a significant victory Wednesday at the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, with the approval of a measure which would allow whalers to automatically receive new quotas.

Sen. Dan Sullivan said in a statement that IWC delegates not only approved renewal of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission’s bowhead whale quota for seven more years, but also “the automatic renewal of its whaling quota as long as harvests remain sustainable.”
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