The Global Trade in Live Cetaceans: Implications for Conservation

  title={The Global Trade in Live Cetaceans: Implications for Conservation},
  author={Sue Fisher and Randall R. Reeves},
  journal={Journal of International Wildlife Law \& Policy},
  pages={315 - 340}
  • Sue Fisher, R. Reeves
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
Cetaceans—small whales, dolphins and porpoises—have long been popular performers in oceanaria. Captive cetaceans have also been used for research and employed in military operations. In some jurisdictions cetacean display facilities have been phased out or prohibited, and in the US and Hong Kong a high proportion of the whales and dolphins now in captivity have been captive-bred. A large, growing and increasingly opportunistic trade in dolphins and small toothed whales nevertheless exists, its… 
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