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Scoping for a Marine Mammal Take Reduction Team to Address Incidental Mortality and Serious Injury of Humpback Whale Stocks in the Pacific


Marine Mammal Protection Act
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Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries is establishing a Take Reduction Team (TRT) to address the incidental mortality and serious injury of humpback whales that would, at a minimum, consider Federal sablefish pot fishery interactions with the Central America/Southern Mexico-CA/OR/WA and Mainland Mexico-CA/OR/WA stocks of humpback whales, and may also be expanded to consider other fisheries in the Pacific Ocean. The TRT will develop a Take Reduction Plan as required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA Fisheries requests public comments on information relevant to establishing the TRT as well as interest from stakeholders who wish to be considered for TRT membership.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 09/28/2023