Small Cetaceans, Big Problems
A global review of the impacts of hunting on small whales, dolphins and porpoises
Detailed report containing information on hunts of small cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) across the globe, by country. Overall, approximately 100,000 small cetaceans are estimated to be intentionally killed each year worldwide—for human consumption, for shark bait, and other reasons. In most cases, such hunts are illegal or simply unregulated. The report includes recommendations to range states and relevant international organizations (such as the International Whaling Commission) on how to stop the troubling escalation of small cetacean hunts. Report by Sandra Altherr and Nicola Hodgins. Edited by Sue Fisher, Kate O’Connell, D.J. Schubert, and Dave Tilford. 2018, 70 pages.