Phase 2 Scoping Meeting for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Modifications
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey Trap/Pot Fisheries: Open to all interested parties to gather input on ways to reduce the risk of entanglements to large whales in these fisheries.
We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (Plan) to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in U.S. East Coast gillnet, Atlantic mixed species trap/pot, and Mid-Atlantic lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.
We are holding scoping meetings to give the public an opportunity to provide input and ideas for Phase 2 of our efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement to right, humpback, and fin whales in U.S. commercial fisheries managed under the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.
This session will be focused on input for trap/pot fisheries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, though all may attend.
You can find more information about the Decision Support Tool in Volume II of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Appendix 3), and watch the March 18, 2021 webinar for the Take Reduction Team about the Decision Support Tool below.
The complete Meeting Recording.
Part 2: Decision Support Tool Development
- Slides 14-19: DST Overview (0:15:28 - 0:33:10)
- Slides 20-29: Estimating Vertical Lines (0:33:10 - 0:45:56)
- Slides 30-31: Gear Threat Model (0:45:56 - 0:49:55)
- Slides 32-35: Management Options (0:49:55 - 0:59:20)
- Slide 36: Peer Review (0:59:20 - 1:00:12)
There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m., and then phone lines will be opened to attendees to provide input and comments. You will need to sign in and add your name to the queue. If you are new to this platform, we strongly recommend that you log on early to avoid issues. You may join the webinar starting at 6:00 p.m.
To register, use the Online Event link to the left that says "Register for RI-CT-NY-NJ Trap/Pot Webinar."
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
These events are recorded.