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National Marine Fisheries Service: Improvements are Needed in the Federal Process Used to Protect Marine Mammals from Commercial Fishing
National Marine Fisheries Service: Improvements ar

Our Price: $25.00
By Anu K. Mittal (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 60
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437912958

Because marine mammals (MM), such as whales and dolphins, often inhabit waters where commercial fishing occurs, they can become entangled in fishing gear, which may injure or kill them. The 1994 amend. to the MM Protection Act (MMPA) require the Nat. Marine Fisheries Serv. (NMFS) to establish take reduction teams for certain MM to develop measures to reduce their incidental takes. This report determines the extent to which NMFS: (1) can accurately identify the MM stock that meet the MMPA's requirements for establishing such teams; (2) has established teams for those stocks that meet the requirements; (3) has met the MMPA's deadlines for the teams subject to them; and (4) evaluates the effectiveness of take reduction reg’s. Illus.

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