Talk:Aboriginal whaling

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Nice Job on this article!!Pedant 23:41, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment :). Pcb21| Pete 06:33, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

What is aboriginal whaling?Edit

Is it:

1. whaling operations conducted by ethnic groups recognized as indigenous by their own government or others, or

2. whaling operations permitted under the aboriginal subsistence whaling clause of IWC

The canadian hunt is only in category 1, since Canada is not a IWC member. As far as I can see, the humpback whaling in Berquia in St Vincent and the Grenadines is only in category 2. So perhaps is aboriginal whaling:

3. The union of 1 and 2.

But I don't think the people of Lamalera are recognized by anyone as indigenous, and Indonesia is not member of IWC, so it shouldn't be in this article at all, should it?

I think we should should stick to category 2 and rename the article to 'aboriginal subsistence whaling'. The term 'aboriginal whaling' doesn't have any merit outside the IWC context. After all, there are no articles on aboriginal fishing or aboriginal farming. Any comments? Matt77 05:13, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Agree with the rename idea for reasons stated above. I'm including these issues in the new Anti-whaling article, as subsistence whaling is generally accepted by Greenpeace and some other activists but opposed by others like Sea Shepherd. PrBeacon (talk) 01:03, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

outboard engines in LamaleraEdit

According to a recent BBC documentary "Hunters of the South Seas" (first aired 26 April 2015) fishermen from Lamalera now use outboard engines to power their boats and are no longer reliant on sail. This has changed their fishing practices and enables them to stay longer on shore, and proceed further off-shore in search of whales. Everybody got to be somewhere! (talk) 21:50, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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Editing and making changesEdit

I’m hoping to expand some of the info regarding what Indigenous (Aboriginal) whaling traditions are. I will be adding research based on the whaling peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast. Chaznel747 (talk) 02:34, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Comments on the ContentEdit

The article's content is relevant to the topic of Indigenous whaling, but the content is not up-to-date or complete. The "Canada" subheading of the article does includes only two sentences and does not give as much detail about the Canadian whale hunts as it does for Alaskan whale hunts. The subheading "issues that threaten aboriginal whaling rights" misses relevant info how increased Arctic shipping will drastically impact endemic cetacean populations, and by extension, subsistence whaling in the region. The entirety of the article fails to mention that subsistence hunts are used to feed communities and contributes to food security, as rural communities lack access to affordable store-bought foods. Lastly, this article does deal with Wikipedia equity gaps and it addresses an Indigenous issue, a group of people who are historically underrepresented.

Stringam (talk) 03:11, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

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