Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Regulations

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
10/04/2013

Summary

NOAA Fisheries developed regulations implementing the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan to address the increased incidental mortality and serious injury of the Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy stock of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in gillnet fisheries throughout the stock's U.S. range. The Plan was most recently amended in 2013. 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/29/2019