Report of Whaling Operations

OMB 0648-0311

OMB 0648-0311

Native Americans are allowed to conduct certain aboriginal subsistence whaling in accordance with the provisions of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Captains participating in these operations must submit certain information to the relevant Native American whaling organization about strikes on and catch of whales. Anyone retrieving a dead whale is also required to report it. Captains must place a distinctive permanent identification mark on any harpoon, lance or explosive dart used, and must also provide information on the mark and self-identification information. The relevant Native American whaling organization receives the reports, compiles them and submits the information to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The information is used to monitor the hunt and to ensure that quotas are not exceeded. The information is also provided to the IWC, which uses it to monitor compliance with its requirements.

The latest form for Report of Whaling Operations expires 2021-10-31 and can be found here.

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Captains' reports

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