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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Policy Actions

1946

  • International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling regulated commercial whaling of humpbacks

1966

  • International Whaling Commission prohibited commercial whaling of humpbacks

1970

1972

  • Protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

1973

  • Listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Designated as depleted under the MMPA

1987

  • Listed as endangered by the State of Alaska.

1990

1991

2001

2009

2013