Subject: aboriginal subsistence w (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:50:29 -0400 (EDT)

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NMFS: aboriginal subsistence whaling quotas

  WASHINGTON,DC (FedNet, 6-APR-98) -- NMFS announces aboriginal
subsistence whaling quotas and other limitations deriving from
regulations adopted at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the International
Whaling Commission (IWC). For 1998, the quotas are 77 bowhead whales
struck, and 5 gray whales landed. These quotas and other limitations
will govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the Alaska
Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) and the harvest of gray whales by
members of the Makah Indian Tribe (Tribe). These are initial quotas
that will remain in effect for the 1998 season unless they are revised
as a result of the completion of arrangements with the Russian
Federation. Any revisions to the quotas will be published in the
Federal Register.
   DATES: Effective April 6, 1998. Comments on the aboriginal
subsistence whaling quotas and related limitations must be received by
May 6, 1998.
   AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
   ACTION: Notice of aboriginal subsistence whaling quotas.