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MMPA Sec 120 Task Force Meeting

Marine Mammal Protection Act §120 Pinniped - Fishery Interaction Task Force for the Willamette River to Convene Online on March 5, 2024


10:00 Welcome and Introductions – All

10:15 Review Agenda – Robert Anderson, National Marine Fisheries Service

10:20 Marine Mammal Protection Act Section 120 Program Evaluation – Robert Anderson, NMFS

Pinniped Removal Authority

  • Overview of the MMPA section 120 removal program at Willamette Falls
  • Purpose of convening the Task Force 
  • Questions from the Task Force

10:45 History of pinniped removal program at Willamette Falls – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Pinniped removal operations and removals at Willamette Falls – Shay Valentine and Bryan Wright, ODFW
  • Benefits Analysis – Bryan Wright, ODFW
  • Questions from the Task Force

11:15 Pre and post-removal population viability analysis – Megan Sabal – ODFW

  • Questions from the Task Force

11:40 Task Force questions/comments – Task Force

11:55 Closing Comments – Robert Anderson, NMFS

12:00 Adjourn

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 03/04/2024