Whaling in New Zealand

Whaling In New Zealand

Whaling in New Zealand dates back to the late 18th century, and ended in 1964 since it was no longer economic. Nineteenth century whaling was based on the southern right whale, and 20th century whaling on the humpback whale. There is now an established industry for whale watching based in the South Island town of Kaikoura.

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