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Are whales hunted in Alaska?

Wondering about the culture of Whaling in Alaska and if it continues till date?
– Barrow in Alaska is one of the few places in the world where whaling is legally practiced – with a government-set quota.
– Nowadays, they use spears tipped with nitrate bombs.
– In the absence of vegetation, cutting up a whale is termed ‘harvesting’.