Whale hunting could be resumed by Washington state Indians

March 9, 2015 5:42 PM

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But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has finally responded to a request by the Makah that they be allowed to resume their whaling traditions. The new 229-page draft report opens the door for allowing the tribe being to hunt whales once again. But first it will be open to a public comment period.

"This is a first step in a public process ... that could eventually lead to authorization for the tribe to hunt gray whales," Donna Darm, associate deputy regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries on the West Coast, told the Seattle Times.

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