Introduction: Community-Based Whaling in the North

  • Milton M.R. Freeman
Keywords: Anti-harvesting, Co-management, Hunting, Traditional knowledge, International Whaling Commission, Narwhals, Native peoples, Public opinion, Sustainable economic development, Whales, Whaling, Wildlife management, Alaska, Canadian Arctic, Greenland


The papers in this volume were presented during the 1991 annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The topic of the two-day symposium was Sustainable Whaling in contemporary context, and though not all papers presented at the symposium are published in this issue of Arctic, the ones appearing provide a representative cross-section of research on whaling being carried out in different disciplines at this time. ...