The View From the Castle: Scientists find that many seabird species are, like porpoises, subject to inadvertent destruction by commercial fishermen

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley expresses his concern over the decline of the seabird population; as many as 500,000 birds are killed yearly in fishing driftnets. Ripley suggests forming an international commission on seabirds, similar to the International Whaling Commission.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Subject

  • International Whaling Commission
  • National Marine Fisheries Service

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 1 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 1975

Topic

  • Conservation and restoration
  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Oceans
  • Preservation
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • Birds
  • Ecology
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental protection
  • Oceanography
  • Ornithology

Physical description

p. 6

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