Why was whaling so lucrative?



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    It doesn’t seem like a very profitable business to me. People can make products from whales, such as whale oil, baleen, and walrus teeth, but whale watching is still more profitable than whaling is in Japan.

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    Whaling was lucrative because there was a high demand for the products derived from whales. Whale meat used to be more popular than it is today, we no longer need whale blubber for oil, and many other whale-derived products have cheaper alternatives. Whaling has not been profitable for 20 years, but some nations like Norway and Japan subsidize the industry anyway.

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