Subject: whale hunting

Leah Gerber (leah@fish.washington.edu)
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 11:20:45 -0800

At 09:31 AM 3/18/98 -0500, you wrote:
>What whales are mostly hunted and what are they killed for?
>Where are most of the whales hunted?  What the name of the industry 
>that kills them (if one)?
>How do they kill the whales?  Are all the parts of the whale used when 
>they aer killed adn do they go to a good cause?
>

Hi, 

Minke whales are the whale most killed commercially. They are hunted in the
North Atlantic (Norway)  and Antarctic (Japan). Its called the commercial
whaling industry - although the Japanese call it "scientific whaling".
Minke whales are used as food, especially in Japan. The bones etc. are
probably also used as fertilizer.

Hope that helps.

Leah