The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Sea Hunting

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Sea Hunting – traditional hunting for sea animals, seals, walruses, and whales, by indigenous northern peoples who provide themselves with meat, fat, hides, and bones. This activity developed for several 1,000 years and gave way to common elements of culture. The main tools for hunting were harpoons with cork floats and fish spears. Today traditional tools are used alongside the new types of hunting weapons and transport.

1997 was the year of establishment of the Council of Sea Hunters with three committees: for whale hunting, for Pacific walrus hunting, and for Polar bear hunting.

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