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A Taxonomy of World Whaling

RANDALL R. REEVES and TIM D. SMITH

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780520248847
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933200 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0008
A Taxonomy of World Whaling

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This chapter provides a systematic overview of world whaling, working toward a taxonomy that can help order and manage investigations of whaling history, particularly those requiring the allocation of whaling effort and whale removals to different geographical regions and time periods. This chapter groups whaling activities or enterprises into operations, and operations into eras. It begins by explaining how operations are defined and by reviewing them briefly. Then, it describes the 11 eras that were defined after inspecting the characteristics of the operations.

Keywords: whaling history; whaling removals; operation; era; fishery; taxonomy

Chapter.  14551 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aquatic Biology

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