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Catches Taken: ASW

Click HERE for a list of commercial catches taken under objection since the zero catch limits came into force
Click HERE for a list of aboriginal subsistence catches taken since the zero catch limits came into force
Click HERE for a list of special permit catches taken since the zero catch limits came into force

ABORIGINAL SUBSISTENCE WHALING CATCHES SINCE 1985

NOTE - these figures include all struck and lost whales

Nation Area Fin Humpback Sei Minke Gray Bowhead Total
Nation Area Fin Humpback Sei Minke Gray Bowhead Total
Nation Area Fin Humpback Sei Minke Gray Bowhead Total
1985        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 8 0 222 0 0 239
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 169 0 169
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 17 18
Total   9 8 0 236 170 17 440
1986        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 0 0 145 0 0 154
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 169 0 169
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 2 28 30
Total   9 2 0 147 171 28 357
1987       
Denmark W. Greenland 9 0 0 86 0 0 95
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 158 0 158
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 31 32
Total   9 2 0 90 159 31 291
1988        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 1 0 109 0 0 119
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 150 0 150
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 1 29 30
Total   9 2 0 119 151 29 310
1989        
Denmark W. Greenland 14 2 2 63 0 0 81
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 179 0 179
USA Alaska 0 0 0 2 1 26 29
Total   14 2 2 75 180 26 299
1990        
Denmark W. Greenland 19 1 0 89 0 0 109
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 162 0 162
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 44 44
Total   19 1 0 95 162 44 321
1991        
Denmark W. Greenland 18 0 0 99 0 0 117
Denmark E. Greenland 0 1 0 7 0 0 8
USSR Chukotka 0 0 0 0 169 0 169
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 47 47
Total   18 1 0 106 169 47 341
1992        
Denmark W. Greenland 22 1 0 103 0 0 126
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 50 50
Total   22 3 0 114 0 50 189
1993        
Denmark W. Greenland 14 0 0 107 0 0 121
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 52 52
Total   14 2 0 116 0 52 184
1994        
Denmark W. Greenland 22 1 0 104 0 0 127
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 44 0 44
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 46 46
Total   22 1 0 109 44 46 222
1995        
Denmark W. Greenland 12 0 0 153 0 0 165
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 90 0 90
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 2 57 59
Total   12 0 0 162 92 57 323
1996        
Denmark W. Greenland 19 1 0 164 0 0 184
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 12 0 0 12
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 43 0 43
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 43 43
Total   19 2 0 176 43 43 282
1997        
Denmark W. Greenland 13 0 0 148 0 0 161
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 79 0 79
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 66 66
Total   13 0 0 162 79 66 320
1998        
Denmark W. Greenland 11 0 0 166 0 0 177
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 125 1 126
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 54 54
Total   11 2 0 176 125 55 369
1999        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 2 0 170 0 0 181
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 123 1 124
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 47 47
USA Washington State 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total   9 4 0 185 124 48 368
2000        
Denmark W. Greenland 7 0 0 145 0 0 152
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines* W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 115 1 116
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 47 47
Total   7 2 0 155 115 48 328
   * + 1 Bryde's whale taken illegally - reported as infraction            
2001        
Denmark W. Greenland 8 2 0 139 0 0 149
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 112 1 113
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 75 75
Total   8 4 0 156 112 76 356
2002        
Denmark W. Greenland 13 2 0 139 0 0 154
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 131 3 134
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 50 50
Total   13 4 0 149 131 53 350
2003        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 1 0 185 0 0 195
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 128 3 131
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 41 41
Total   9 2 0 199 128 44 382
2004        
Denmark W. Greenland 13 1 0 179 0 0 193
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 111 1 112
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 44 44
Total   13 1 0 190 111 45 360
2005        
Denmark W. Greenland 13 0 0 176 0 0 189
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines* W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 124 2 126
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 68 68
Total   13 1 0 180 124 70 389
   * + 1 Bryde's whale taken illegally - reported as infraction            
2006        
Denmark W. Greenland 10 1 1 181 0 0 193
Denmark E. Greenland 1 0 0 3 0 0 4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 134 3 137
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 39 39
Total   11 2 1 184 134 42 374
2007        
Denmark W. Greenland 12 0 0 167 0 0 179
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 131 0 131
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 63 63
USA Washington State 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total   12 1 0 169 132 63 377
2008        
Denmark W. Greenland 14 0 0 153 0 0 167
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 130 2 132
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 50 50
Total   14 2 0 154 130 52 352
2009        
Denmark W. Greenland 10 0 0 164 0 3 177
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 116 0 116
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 38 38
Total   10 1 0 168 116 41 336
2010        
Denmark W. Greenland 6 9 0 187 0 3 205
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 118 2 120
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 71 71
Total   6 12 0 196 118 76 408
2011        
Denmark W. Greenland 5 8 0 179 0 1 193
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 128 0 128
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 51 51
Total   5 10 0 189 128 52 384
2012        
Denmark W. Greenland 5 10 0 148 0 0 163
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 143 0 143
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 69 69
Total   5 12 0 152 143 69 381
2013                        
Denmark W. Greenland 9 8 0 175 0 0 192
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 127 1 128
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 57 57
Total   9 12 0 181 127 58 387
2014                      
Denmark W. Greenland 12 7 0 146 0 0 165
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 124 0 124
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 53 53
Total   12 9 0 157 124 53 355
2015                      

Denmark

W. Greenland 12 6 0 133 0 1

152

Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 125 0 125
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 49 49
Total   12 7 0 139 125 50 333
2016                
Denmark W. Greenland 9 5 0 148 0 0

162

Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
St. Vincent & the Grenadines* W.Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 120 2 122
USA Alaska 0 1# 0 2# 0 59 62
Total   9 6 0 165 120 61 361
* No catch in 2016                
# Unauthorized take                
2017                
Denmark W. Greenland 8 2 0 133 0 0 143
Denmark E. Greenland 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
St. Vincent & the Grenadines W.Indies 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russia Chukotka 0 0 0 0 119 1 120
USA Alaska 0 0 0 0 1# 57 58
Total   8 3 0 143 120 58 332
# Unauthorized take                
Overall total   385 123 3 5,094 3,907 1,650 11,164