Canadian Whaling Policy

Canada Renewal of Bowhead Whale Hunting

Traditional whaling is still one of the major human threats to the Bowhead whale population. In Canada the Inuit people are permitted  to hunt Bowhead Whales to this day and are issued permits for whaling by the Canadian government despite the legislation Canada signed. The two global legislations Canada signed and have broken are the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Agenda 21 (from 1992 united nations conference.).

The international whaling commission  is responsible for the conservation and management of whale stocks and regulation of whales.  In 1994 the international whaling commission developed and instituted the RMP (revised management procedure), a 10-year  monitoring program of whale stock.

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