Accession Number : ADA266779


Title :   The International Dolphin Conservation Act of 1992: Unreasonable Extension of U.S. Jurisdiction in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) Fishery


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pedrozo, Raul A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266779.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Since the early 1960s, one of the most controversial and emotional wildlife issues addressed by Congress has been the dispute over incidental dolphin mortality in the ETP tuna fishery. For reasons that are not entirely clear, dolphins and schools of yellowfin tuna frequently associate in the ETP. Because dolphins are easy to spot as they swim along the ocean's surface, tuna fishermen have traditionally relied on the tuna-dolphin bond to locate large schools of yellowfin tuna. Prior tro 1959, this technique of locating tuna did not pose a serious threat to dolphins because the primary commercial method used to harvest yellowfin tuna was the line-and-pole. The threat to dolphins increased dramatically in 1959, however, with the introduction of purse seine nets to the ETP tuna fishery


Descriptors :   *FISHERIES , *INTERNATIONAL LAW , MAMMALS , MORTALITY RATE , PACIFIC OCEAN


Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE