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Recent Harvests in Greenland

Narwhal harvest table to 2013

  1. Harvest from 1 July in given year until 1 June the following year. After 2011, catches follow calendar year.
  2. Qaanaaq minus Savissivik (i.e. Inglefield Bredning and Smith Sound) has a technical quota of 425 narwhals for a 5 year period (2009/10-2013/14), or an average of 85 narwhals per year.
  3. Quota of 81 and 15 subtracted from overharvest in 2009-2010
  4. Quota was 81 + 2 carry-over from 2011 

     *The quota of 310 was reduced to 295 reflecting the over-harvest in 2009