Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
Chilean dolphins have been hunted in the past for food and as bait for lucrative crab farming. Fisherman use the meat from the dolphins as bait to catch king crabs although this practice is now illegal.
Positive Impacts: food
- IUCN, 2008. "IUCN 2008 Red List" (On-line). IUCN. Accessed April 04, 2009 at http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/4160.