Blue Whale

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  • Increase in hunting

    During the 1800s, people started to increase the amount of blue whales that were being hunted. They did this for the resources that the whales parts provided.
  • commercial whaling

    In the 1900s, hunting for blue whales became more popular due to the high value they had. things like oil and meat where used and many people hunted them for it.
  • International Whaling Convention

    In 1946, the International Whaling Convention (IWC) was established to oversee the management of the whaling industry worldwide. It was established in response to the rapid decline in the population of whales from whaling. In 1986, the IWC instituted an indefinite ban on commercial whale. This ban is still in effect, with certain exceptions. Countries such as Japan and Norway have not honored the ban.
  • Became protected

    species was protected from commercial whaling by the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
  • Pelly Amendment

    Congress enacted this statute in 1971. The statute directs commerce to impose import sanctions on the fish products of nations that have violated any international fishery conservation program, such as the International Whaling Convention.
  • marine mammal protection act

    the United States Congress passed the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Makes it illegal for any person residing in the United States to kill, hunt, injure or harass all species of marine mammals, regardless of their population status. In addition, the MMPA also makes it illegal for anyone to import marine mammals or products made from them into the United States.
  • Listed as endangered

    listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Conservation Act
  • Net Regulations

    Driftnets and gillnets kill thousands of whales each year. In 1991, the United Nations passed a resolution establishing an international ban on driftnet fishing. As for gillnet regulations, in 1993, regulations went into effect in Hawaii, where the nets are predominantly used, that make it unlawful for any person fishing with a gill net to leave it unattended for more than two hours.
  • Possible Increase

    Once reports come out, we will know if the population increased. since they have been protected we have seen an 8 percent growth per year.
  • Possible extinction

    they can possibly become extinct in the next 25 years.