Validity of whaling data

  title={Validity of whaling data},
  author={Alexey V. Yablokov},
Stretching the truth: length data highlight falsification of Japanese sperm whale catch statistics in the Southern Hemisphere
An analysis of pelagic sperm whale catches in the Southern Hemisphere: true Soviet length data from the Yuri Dolgorukiy factory fleet during 1960–1975 is compared to data for the same period reported to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) by Japan.
Soviet whaling : past history and present impacts
This dissertation summarizes a study of the 30-year global campaign of illegal whaling begun by the former USSR after World War II. Using formerly secret whaling industry reports and extensive
How few whales were there after whaling? Inference from contemporary mtDNA diversity
A general analytical framework to improve estimates of Nmin using the number of mtDNA haplotypes (maternal lineages) surviving in a contemporary population of whales or other exploited species is presented and the informative potential of this parameter as an a posteriori constraint on Bayesian logistic population dynamic models is demonstrated.
Whaling Models for Cetacean Conservation
The IWC’s RMP makes use of a CLA with a simple density-dependent model that only requires data on previous catch and current stock size from which to set catch quotas, and its Bayesian approach to interfacing data with the model affords a powerful way to design ecological models.
U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments
A truer measure of the market: the molecular ecology of fisheries and wildlife trade
This work reviews the application of molecular ecology to market surveys and species in trade, including species identification and molecular taxonomy, population assignment and ‘mixed‐stock’ analysis, genetic tracking and capture–recapture by individual identification.
Baleen Whales: Conservation Issues and The Status Of The Most Endangered Populations
Current data suggest that, of the various threats potentially affecting baleen whales, only entanglement in fishing gear and ship strikes may be significant at the population level, and then only in those populations which are already at critically low abundance.
The Decline and Impending Collapse of the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Population in the North Atlantic Ocean: A Review of Possible Causes
Abstract Adult returns to many Atlantic salmon wild and hatchery stocks of the North Atlantic have declined or collapsed since 1985. Enhancement, commercial fishery closures, and angling restrictions
Mawson’s views on use of natural resources in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic
Abstract Sir Douglas Mawson is a well-known Antarctic explorer and scientist. Early in his career, he recognised opportunities for commerce in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions. While at Cape


D density dependent effects on male growth are greater before sexual maturity than after it, males may show density dependent changes even at a population level above 90% of the carrying capacity, polygynous males acquire more mates and realize higher reproductive success because of increased body size, and females appear to maximize production by maturing earlier and shortening calving intervals in response to density change.