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  • Our new project is to study the quotas placed on the Bowhead Whales. We will ask the question; should the quotas remain the same or if the International Whaling Commission reduces the quota will that be okay.
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    • 1. Whale Quotas; Should North Slope Community Quotas remain the same?
      • by:
      • Linda Frink
    • 2. IWC (International Whaling Commission)
      • Formed Dec. 2, 1946
      • 82 countries taking part
      • Meets once a year
      • Funds scientific research.
    • 3. IWC
      • Purpose is to review and revise whaling conduct by the countries taking part.
        • Set limits on size and number harvested.
        • Have open/closed seasons defined.
        • Protection of species.
        • Areas designated as whale sanctuaries.
        • Catch reports must be kept.
    • 4. AEWC (Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission)
      • Formed in August 1977.
      • Represent 10 communities; Barrow, Gambell, Kaktovik, Kivalina, Little Diomede, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Savoonga, Wainwright, and Wales.
      • Purpose is to protect the bowhead whale subsistence harvest along with all cultural activities and traditions associated with the harvest.
      • Commission will also provide research and educational activities with regard to the bowhead whale.
    • 5. THE PROJECT
      • Keynote/PowerPoint about the whaling in the community assigned to your group.
      • History of whaling in the community.
      • Roles of the community during the whaling season.
      • Future of whaling in the community.
    • 6. History of Whaling (up to 20 years ago)
      • Since 800 A.D. Inupiaqs have hunted the bowhead whale.
      • Commercial whaling-what did it do to the bowhead population
      • Has there always been whaling?
      • How was the whale caught?
      • Provide graphs to show data.
    • 7. Past Harvest Records
      • Provide graphs and table to show Past Harvests.
      • Be able to explain the table or graph.
    • 8. Community Member Roles
      • Men’s role;
        • Captain
        • Crew
        • Community
    • 9. Community Member Roles
      • Women’s Role;
        • Captain wives
        • umiak sewers/garment sewers
        • support crew during harvest
        • community members
    • 10. Community Member Roles
      • Children Roles
        • Age that can be member of crew
        • whale butchering help
        • other types of jobs
    • 11. Current Harvest Graphs (Past 5-10 years)
      • Provide Tables and Graphs to show Current Harvests
      • Be able to explain the table or graph.
    • 12. Future of Whaling
      • Provide tables and graphs to show what the quota limits should be.
      • Be able to explain your table or graph.
      POPULATION YEAR(S) TO WHICH ESTIMATE APPLIES APPROXIMATE POINT ESTIMATE APPROXIMATE 95% CONFIDENCE LIMITS BOWHEAD WHALES BERING-CHUKCHI-BEAUFORT SEAS STOCK 2001 10,500 8,200-13,500
    • 13. Bibliography (APA style)
      • American Cetacean Society Fact Sheet. BOWHEAD WHALE 1999-2008. Retrieved November 25, 2008 from: http://www.acsonline.org/factpack/bowhead.htm
      • BBC website. Bowhead, Greenland right whale. Retrieved December 3, 2008 from: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/51.shtml
      • Braund, Stephen R. & Associates. QUANTIFICATION OF SUBSISTENCE AND CULTURAL NEED FOR BOWHEAD WHALES BY ALASKA ESKIMOS 2007 Update Based on 2000 U.S. Census Data. April 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2008 from; http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:cgEYQQz_MycJ:www.iwcoffice.org/_documents/commission/IWC59docs/59-ASW6.pdf+alaska+eskimo+whaling+commission&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us
      • Huntington, Henry. Alaska Eskimo Whaling, published by Inuit Circumpolar Conference, June 1992, Special Issue. Retrieved October 14, 2008 from: http://www.highnorth.no/Library/Hunts/Other/al-es-wh.htm
      • International Whaling Commission, Retrieved October 14, 2008 from: http://www.iwcoffice.org/index.htm
      • NOAA. The International Year of the Ocean Home Page. Retrieved December 3, 2008 from: www.yoto98.noaa.gov/books/whales/whale1.htm
      • Overview of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. Retrieved October 14, 2008 from: http://www.uark.edu/misc/jcdixon/Historic_Whaling/AEWC/AEWC.htm
      • Suydam, Robert, John C. George, 1 Cheryl Rosa, 1 Brian Person, 1 Cyd Hanns, 2 Gay Sheffield, and 1 Josh Bacon. Subsistence harvest of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) by Alaskan Eskimos during 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2008 from: www.iwcoffice.org/_documents/sci_com/SC60docs/SC-60-BRG10.pdf