whaling industry

Related to whaling industry: Whale hunting
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whaling industry

nindustria baleniera
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Demand for whale oil, as industrial lubricants or as fuel for heating and lighting, had driven the growth of the whaling industry by a factor of fourteen since 1816.
Highlights include a visit to a remote Inuit village on Greenland where travelers learn leather tanning and visit with dog sled teams; Ilulissat Icefjord, an UNESCO World Heritage Site; Herschel Island in the Yukon Territory (where the Arctic whaling industry once thrived); and when weather conditions permit it, the Northern Lights.
Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has branded a call from the Liberal Party to nationalise and restart a coal-fired power station in the States north as akin to restarting the whaling industry.
After some of their "actions" (along with those of other organizations) the European parliament banned the importation of clubbed baby seal pelts; Russia pretty much stopped whaling after years of denying it was doing so; France stopped nuclear testing in the Majuro Atoll (it was France's intelligence agency that bombed and sank Wilcox's Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand in 1985); the Japanese-Peruvian whaling industry shut down; and Watson's ship single-handedly evacuated the radiation victims of Rongelap Atoll in the Marshall Islands, to name just a few of their victories.
The whaling industry of the early and mid-1900s destroyed almost 99 per cent of the world's whale population.
Since the United Kingdom's Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act, 1934, prohibited whaling within its coastal waters, this new opportunity was fortuitous, making it possible for Salvesen to return to the northern hemisphere and profit from the edible oil demand of the post-depression economic recovery.
At one time, the waters here were full of humpback and blue whales, but a thriving whaling industry decimated the population.
Breach", the first feature documentary film on Iceland's whaling industry, exposes one nation's defiant and illegal participation in commercial whale harvesting against a backdrop of worldwide protests and political intrigue.
PIPPA Middleton has been accused of promoting the "cruel" whaling industry after tucking into raw whale meat on a luxury holiday.
The move, which comes a year after they launched a beer for Thorri containing whale meat, has angered conservationists who claimed the whaling industry in Iceland was trying to create markets for its products.
Other chapters consider Native whalers working around the world in the 19th century white whaling industry, and whaling legacies to the present day.
Moreover, the island's whaling industry was crippled, in combination with other factors, by the rise of petroleum fuel, the access of onshore ports to the new railroads, and competing draw of California's gold rush.