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1

When did it begin?

19th century it was 50% of the worlds catch

2

What were its main targets?

Blue whales

3

What were the main products?

oil/whalebone

4

What happened to the whale population of Northern Atlantic?

it reduced

5

When did the international whaling commission start?

1949 and wanted to end whaling by 1985

6

1994 southern ocean whale sanctuary?

50 million square km of banned commercial whaling and only Japan opposed

7

What has Japan's position on whaling caused?

international tensions over the issue

8

What did Japan say they were capturing whales for?

scientific research however they were capturing it to put on restaurant tables

9

what happened in 1986?

moratorium for whales got set up which meant whales could only be caught if it was for scientific research

10

What are krill?

tiny shrimp crustacians that swim in large numbers and underpin the entire food web of the Southern Ocean

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Animals dependant on krill?

seabirds/penguins/seals/whales

12

Why is krill fished?

its a healthy protein and is rich in omega 3

13

What is krill valuable for?

astaxanthin, a carotenoid chemical taken by humans

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Percentage of drop since 1970's?

80% drop