Inuit whaling is an old tradition.
native Eskimo people of Greenland and north Canada.
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many other people they traditionally depended on whaling and catching
fish and other food from the sea.
They traditionally hunted bowhead
whales, but as they were only locally consumed, this did not
the whales populations.
worldwide whaling diminished the
populations of bowheads to nearly non-existent, Inuit eskimos had to
start hunting other animals.
Today, the Greenland Inuits take fin and
minke whales for
local consumption, while Canadian Inuits take mainly
belugas and narwhals.
is community based, whalers have to
be licensed, and the sale of any products ir regulated and monitored.