Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in Greenland: The Case of Qeqertarsuaq Municipality in West Greenland

@article{Caulfield1993AboriginalSW,
  title={Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in Greenland: The Case of Qeqertarsuaq Municipality in West Greenland},
  author={Richard A. Caulfield},
  journal={Arctic},
  year={1993},
  volume={46},
  pages={144-155}
}
Policy debates in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) about aboriginal subsistence whaling focus on the changing significance of whaling in the mixed economies of contemporary Inuit communities. In Greenland, Inuit hunters have taken whales for over 4000 years as part of a multispecies pattern of marine harvesting. However, ecological dynamics, Euroamerican exploitation of the North Atlantic bowhead whale ( Balaena mysticetus ), Danish colonial policies, and growing linkages to the world… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

The International Whaling Commission, Small-type Whaling, and Coming to Terms with Subsistence

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) classifies whaling operations as either aboriginal-subsistence or commercial for purposes of regulation. At the present time a "pause" in commercial whaling

Quotas on Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) Hunting in East Greenland: Trends in Narwhal Killed per Hunter and Potential Impacts of Regulations on Inuit Communities

This study evaluates the introduction of quotas on narwhal hunting in East Greenland with respect to effects on Inuit culture and based on trends in narwhal killed per hunter and assessment of

Defining fishers in the South African context: subsistence, artisanal and small-scale commercial sectors

Evolution of a new policy for the management of marine fisheries in South Africa led to the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998 (MLRA). Among other innovations, this requires that management

Traditional foods, corporate controls: networks of household access to key marine species in southern Bering Sea villages

ABSTRACT Southern Bering Sea fishermen are vulnerable to losing access to key fisheries due largely to policy changes, permit loss, and the expense of fishing operations. Local residents generally do

entangled livelihoods : economic integration and diversity in the western arctic

No arctic society can live today without a source of cash income, nor do they want to. Many people sell fish, skins, and carvings, among other items, within and beyond their local communities either

Recent status of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in the wintering grounds off West Greenland

Bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, belonging to the Davis Strait/Baffin Bay stock, have historically in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, including waters along the west coast of Greenland in and near

Climate Change Vulnerability and Food Security in Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

This chapter presents results from an exploratory study of food system vulnerability in the municipality of Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland, characterizing the exposure-sensitivities and adaptive capacity of

Interactive governance of whale ecosystem services: governability assessment of three case studies in the Arctic

. The social-ecological change in the Arctic is accelerated by the multifaceted effects of climate change and globalization. Among other things, this means changing human-ecosystem dynamics through

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 35 REFERENCES

Aboriginal/Subsistence Whaling (with special reference to the Alaska and Greenland Fisheries) International Whaling Commission Reports, Special Issue 4, 1982, £8·00

Consideration of so-called aboriginal/subsistence whaling has in recent years demanded attention by scientists and delegates to the IWC out of all proportion to its real economic, nutritional or

International Management of Whales and Whaling: An Historical Review of the Regulation of Commercial and Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling

The exploitation of whales has spread over the centuries from coastal to international waters, and from pole to pole. Despite the successive depletion of one species and stock after another, not

Animal Rights, Human Rights: Ecology, Economy and Ideology in the Canadian Arctic

The campaign to ban seal hunting in Canada won international headlines and achieved its aims to a large extent. Most observers felt instinctively that the campaigners were .right. but little thought

Arctic Homeland: Kinship, Community and Development in Northwest Greenland

Antarctic Seals Research Methods and Techniques Edited by R. M. LAWS Foreword by DONALD B. SINIFF The Antarctic is the world's most important habitat for seals, currently supporting more seals than

Regionalization of International Whale Management: The Case of the North Atlantic Marine Mammals Commission

This article reviews the evolution of the North Atlantic Marine Mammals Commission (NAMMCO) and considers its relations with the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and other international

Skinboats of Greenland

This book documents the Innuit use of the kayak and umiak boats. The kayak was predominantly a hunting boat, used for long voyages, usually up rivers and streams. The umaik, by contrast, was for

Cultural needs: Communal aspects of preparation for whaling, of the hunt itself and of the ensuing products

  • Report presented to the International Whaling Commission Technical Committee. Report number TC/39/AS4.
  • 1987

Min tid i GMnland; Gr6nland i min tid

  • Kpibenhavn: SONNE, B. 1986. Toomaarsuk,
  • 1989