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Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...the outcome of the status review."Humpbacks were listed as endangered in 1970, four years after the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling. The whales have rebounded in the North Pacific since the listing, which requires...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
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Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...the outcome of the status review."Humpbacks were listed as endangered in 1970, four years after the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling. The whales have rebounded in the North Pacific since the listing, which requires...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
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Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...larger population of whales throughout the North Pacific had dwindled to fewer than 1,400 in 1996. The International Whaling Commission that year banned commercial whaling.Since being listed as endangered in 1970, the whales have rebounded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/humpbacks-endangered-species-status-que
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Whaling commission theft

...stand Wednesday, admits only to improperly using $10,000 of the commission's funds during a trip to an International Whaling Commission conference on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts, not the $30,000 the government has claimed.Ahmaogak...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-09/whaling-commission-theft
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Feds working to overturn whale quota vote

...Powell is seeking to reverse a decision by the International Whaling Commission to block subsistence whaling in Alaska...letter received Tuesday. Last month the International Whaling Commission voted to end subsistence whaling by 10 Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061902/sta_whales.shtml
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Japan may block U.S. moves on Alaska Eskimo whaling

...Japan led a drive, at a May meeting of the International Whaling Commission, to ban the hunting of bowhead whales by...of its so-called research program. The International Whaling Commission allows Japan a limited catch for scientific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080702/sta_whaling.shtml
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Iceland president says whale hunt only for research

...about) 43,000," Grimsson said. "This is not commercial whaling. This will cost us a lot." The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986 to protect the endangered mammals but approved restricted hauls for research...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081903/sta_whalehunt.shtml
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Whale tracked to North America has visited before

...process, done entirely by human eye, likely will take up to two months. Results will be presented at the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee meeting in June. News of the match did not come as a complete surprise, Weller...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030111/sta_792682942.shtml
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Fin whale may be first seen in Sitka in 60 years

...Cetacean Society's Web site, more than 30,000 fin whales were killed annually between 1935 and 1965. The International Whaling Commission placed them under full protection in 1966. There are an estimated 40,000 fin whales in the Northern Hemisphere...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092104/sta_finwhale.shtml
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Did whaling cause decline in sea otters?

...Likely they are now preying on something else, because sea otters were the last to go." Based on International Whaling Commission records, the authors figure that between 1949 and 1969, Japanese and Russian whalers took at least 62...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092503/sta_whaling.shtml
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