Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations from 1997-2015

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Issued
05/28/2015

Summary

NOAA Fisheries developed regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to address the increased incidental mortality and serious injury of three stocks of large whales (North Atlantic right, humpback, and fin) in commercial gillnet and trap/pot fisheries.The Plan was most recently amended in 2015.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/21/2019