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01/03/1970 End of US commercial whale hunting

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Whale Hunting and Its Future | 1970 Documentary on Whales and Whaling Industry

The origins of whaling in the United States of America date to the 17th century in New England and peaked in 1846-52. New Bedford, Massachusetts, sent out its last whaler, the John R. Mantra, in 1927. Over 40 years later, at the beginning of March 1970, the commercial whale hunting has come to its end.