International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (IDCPA)

This site and the links listed here are intended to serve as a public release of results from research conducted or contracted by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center under the IDCPA regarding "...whether the intentional deployment on or encirclement of dolphins with purse seine nets is having a significant adverse impact on any depleted dolphin stock in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean."

Recent Publications:

Kondel, J. and J. Rusin. 2007. Report of the 2nd workshop on bycatch reduction in the ETP purse-seine fishery. NOAA-NMFS-SWFSC Administrative Report LJ-07-04. Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. 60pp. May 2007.

Research cruises in the eastern tropical Pacific

Gerrodette, T. 1996. A comparison of mortality limits for eastern tropical Pacific dolphins under the Declaration of Panama and under Potential Biological Removal (PBR) management. SWFSC Admin. Rep., La Jolla, LJ-96-18, 13 pp.

Curry, B. E., and E. F. Edwards. 1998. Investigation of the Potential Influence of Fishery-Induced Stress on Dolphins in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean: Research Planning. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-254, 71 pp.

Report of the Scientific Research Program under the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act, September 2002, required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 as amended by the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act of 1997, regarding whether the intentional deployment on or encirclement of dolphins with purse seine nets is having a significant adverse impact on any depleted dolphin stock in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and related scientific reports on Abundance Estimates for Depleted Dolphin Stocks, Ecosystem Studies, Stress and Other Possible Fishery Effects, and Quantitative Stock Assessment of Depleted Dolphins.

Fiedler, P. C. 2002. Environmental change in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean: Review of ENSO and decadal variability. Marine Ecology Progress Series 244: 265-283

Gerrodette, T., and J. Forcada. 2005. Non-recovery of two spotted and spinner dolphin populations in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 291: 1-21 

Chase-Recapture Scientific Research Experiment Under the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act:

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