Countries that hunt whales

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) introduced a commercial whaling moratorium in 1982. While most countries observe it, some do not, or have certain special dispensations. How many do you know?
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This country continues to hunt whales under the premise of 'scientific research'
Japan
This country has sporadically hunted under the same premise, before resuming commercial whaling in 2006
Iceland
This country largely ignores the ban and continues to hunt Minke whales
Norway
Indigenous groups of these countries are permitted to whale in small numbers
Canada
Russia
United States
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Hunters on the islands Lembata & Solor are the two remaining whaling communities in this country
Indonesia
Natives of the island of Bequia in this country are allowed to hunt 4 humpback whales a year
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Inuit hunters in this country of Denmark hunt around 175 whales a year
Greenland
The annual hunting of pilot whales in this country of Denmark is called 'GrindadrĂ¡p'
Faroe Islands
In 2012 this country declared it would begin a scientific whaling programme
South Korea
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Level 71
May 11, 2016
Really educational! Well done!
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Level 70
May 11, 2016
Thank you ever so much!
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Level 53
Nov 19, 2017
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/norway_save_the_whales_onb/?cMLvAmb
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Level 49
Sep 2, 2019
can you accept denmark for the faroe islands and greenland
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Level 70
Sep 3, 2019
Hmm, I get your point, but it's only those specific parts of Denmark that hunt whales. This quiz needs updating anyway.