NOAA asking for Public Comments on Makah Tribe's Request to resume Whale Hunting

March 7, 2015 4:39 PM

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Washington’s Makah Indian tribe seeks to resume its traditional practice of hunting gray whales of eastern North Pacific. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is inviting public comments on a new Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates the Makah Tribe's request to resume whale hunting.

The Makah wants to hunt whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes, which is also their legal right under the tribe's 1855 treaty with the US government.

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