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Title: Right Whale Recovery & Ship Strike
Short Name: Right Whale Recovery & Ship Strike
Status: In Work

One of the greatest threats to the recovery of the highly depleted North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is collisions with ships (or ¿ship strikes¿). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken a number of steps to reduce the threat, including issuing a final rule (73 Federal Register 60173, October 2008) that requires vessels >65 feet in length to travel at 10 knots or less in certain times and locations (termed ¿Seasonal Management Areas¿, or SMA) of right whale occurrence.

Physical Location

Organization: NMFS Office Of Protected Resources
City: Silver Springs
State/Province: MD

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Point of Contact

CC ID: 260825
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Silber, Greg
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-2322 x152

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Proposed Right Whale Seasonal Speed Zones

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 10682
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10682
Metadata Record Created By: Angela Collins-Payne
Metadata Record Created: 2010-11-24 17:05+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-03-10
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-03-10
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-03-10