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Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Regulations


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


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 02/26/2020