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Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Group Working Group meeting 2018

Tuesday 10th April 2018 to Friday 13th April 2018



The IWC is holding a meeting of the Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Working Group (ASWWG) at the Inupiat Heritage Center, Barrow, Alaska, 10-13 April 2018

The group will complete its deliberations on the seven long-term ASW issues assigned by the Commission in the ASWWG’s original terms of reference. 

At the request of the Commission at IWC 66, it will also give further consideration to the report of the IWC Expert Workshop on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling held in Maniitsoq, Greenland in 2015.

Further information on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling and the work of the ASWWG can be found here

Document Download

Documents will be available via our portal, a login will be required.

Document Submission

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The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) has organized a  block of 50 rooms to accommodate invitees at the Top of the World Hotel in Barrow:

The rate of $159.60 per night includes tax and applies during 9-14 April 2018.  Either call (+1-907-852-3900) or use email ( and please tell the hotel that the reservation is by providing the booking number 56009. If you encounter problems, please contact Lesley Hopson at the AEWC:

A local area map can be found here.


All participants will be required to register for the meeting. 

You can register for the meeting via our portal, a login will be required.