Dutch Whaling after the Second World War: Private Initiative and State Involvement

By Jaap R. Bruijn, published August 2002

Abstract

The activities of the Dutch in entering the whale-catching industry in what was to be the declining years of the industry are set out comprehensively. In a period when oils and fats were in short supply after World War 2, to the change in demand away from whale oil to vegetable oil, coupled with the fall in whale populations caused by over catching, the Dutch operation was a profitable enterprise.

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Filed under: Post WW2 | Antarctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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