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Whales caught between 1986 and 1990

In the first years after the moratorium, Japan hunted the highest number of whales, on a ‘special permit’ exception, followed bei the USSR. Both countries also hunted in Antarctic waters. Overall nine countries caught whales in that period, among them Portugal and Indonesia. Indonesia seized hunting in 1987 and Portugal in 1988.

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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of whales caught between 1986 and 1990.

Data sources
This map uses data by International Whaling Commission (last accessed July 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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