Whaling In Canada

Posted by on Monday, August 22, 2016

Whaling is the hunting of whales purportedly for meat, oil, blubber, and scientific research. 

Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and harvesting beached whales.

In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in order to increase the whale stock.

In Canada whaling is carried out in small numbers by various Inuit groups around the country and is managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Harvested meat is sold through shops and supermarkets in northern communities where whale meat is a component of the traditional diet, but typically not in southern, more urban cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal.



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