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Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in the Russian Federation during 2021
Lev K. Sidorov, Dennis I. Litovka and Egor V. Vereshagin
Subsistence harvest was supervised by the Anadyr Borderguards Division of Federal Security Service in Eastern-Arctic Region, the permits to hunt was controlled by the North-Eastern Office of Rosprirodnadzor (Magadan). The Chukotka Department of Agricultural and Food Supply together with the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka distributed the Russian part of blocked quota among local whaling communities. The Association of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka was collecting and sending all whaling data in monthly reports to the North-Eastern Office of Rosprirodnadzor (Magadan). Scientific supervision of aboriginal whaling had been performed by ANO Chukotka Arctic Scientific Center and Chukotka Scientific Fisheries Institute from Anadyr.