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Aboriginal whaling wins partial victory

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The world's whale body narrowly agreed to extend whaling rights for indigenous peoples in the United States, Russia and the Caribbean but opposition mounted to a hunt in Greenland. 

A Minke whale and calf rise to the surface in this photo taken from a Bass and Flinders whale watching boat off the coast near Sydney. The world's whale body narrowly has agreed to extend whaling rights for indigenous peoples in the United States, Russia and the Caribbean but opposition mounted to a hunt in Greenland.

The International Whaling Commission is notoriously polarized over whaling expeditions by Japan and Norway. Aboriginal hunts have generally been less controversial as they are much smaller in scale and impact.

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