Marine mammal conservation and the law of the sea by Cameron S. G. Jefferies

By Cameron S. G. Jefferies

"Marine mammal conservation is still a hot-button foreign environmental factor, yet development in the direction of addressing key conservation and administration concerns inside latest governance structures-most particularly the overseas Whaling Commission-has stalled. Cameron Jefferies bargains a clean examine the way forward for overseas marine mammal administration in a fashion that advances the continued conversation surrounding UNCLOS Read more...


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Biol. 554 (2007). 60. Hoyt, supra note 34, at 2 (considering ecosystem-​based management as “a regime that recognizes that ecosystems are dynamic and inherently uncertain, yet seeks to manage these human interactions within ecosystems in order to protect and maintain ecological integrity and to minimize adverse impacts”). 61. ; Randall S. Abate, Marine Protected Areas as a Mechanism to Promote Marine Mammal Conservation: International and Comparative Law Lessons for the United States, 88 Or.  Rev.

Whaling ships navigated the oceans under sail. On finding whales they dispatched small wooden boats that were also driven by the wind, if weather conditions were obliging, or by muscle power. When the crew reached their quarry they secured it with hand-​thrown harpoons and stabbed it to death with long lances. 160 This brief history of whaling has focused on the major advances and general trends in whaling. Before I move on to a similarly brief history of pinniped exploitation, it is worth noting that the Japanese, Russians, Spanish, Canadians, and several South American countries were also partaking in whaling during this period, and that subsistence hunting for all variety of cetacean continues.

Adrienne M. Ruffle, Resurrecting the International Whaling Commission: Suggestions to Strengthen the Conservation Effort, 27 Brook.  Int’l L. 639, 640 (2001–​2002). 140. Lazarus, supra note 134, at 28–​29 (noting that the competition was so fierce that these nations “interspersed their whaling with warfare,” and eventually peace negotiations were required to settle differences. Also, note that whaling around Greenland utilized land spotters and chasing ships, and the whales were still being captured using handheld harpoons.

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