Regulatory News

The population of blue whales in the North Pacific, from Ecuador to the Gulf of Alaska, has returned close to the level it was before commercial fishing began. This information is part of a study published in Marine Mammal Science. According to the survey, there are currently about 2,200 individuals of the species in the region.

The blue whale, the largest animal on the planet which can reach over 30 meters in length and 200 tons, was the target of fishermen during most of the 20th century due to the interest in meat and whale oil. The conservation campaigns and the hunting ban from the 70s made ​​the population grow back after being threatened with extinction for years.

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