Narwhal ban lifted for five Nunavut communities

APTN National News
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has partially lifted a ban on the international trade of narwhal products.

Previously, international shipping of narwhal products was banned in its entirety. But with the partial lift of the ban, Inuit in Arctic Bay, Qiqiktarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Clyde River, and Iqaluit can now resume the narwhal trade.

It’s a whale of a tale, and APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll is here to tell it.

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