Report of the International Whaling Commission (1994)


Dolphins of several species are killed incidentally in driftnet fisheries on the high seas in the North Pacific. Information on stock identity, necessary for assessment and management of the dolphin populations, is lacking. The review of such information for other species and populations for which it is available indicates that further research may uncover stock divisions in the fishery region, although uniformity of habitat over the large region can be construed to suggest that such divisions may be absent.