Thousands of dolphin die annually in the international tuna fishery. This Comment explores the history of that problem and the domestic and international attempts to alleviate it. Foreign legislation, positions of international organizations, and documents of the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference are reviewed as potential sources of an international solution. The Comment emphasizes the need for active United States involvement in international programs, comprehensive data on the dolphin populations, and immediate action to avoid excessive exploitation. It concludes with a suggestion that increased public concern for dolphin may be utilized effectively to support conservation initiatives.
Laurel L. Hyde,
Dolphin Conservation in the Tuna Industry: The United States' Role in an International Problem,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol16/iss3/7