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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2022: Marine Mammal Authorization Program, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/29572.

Item Identification

Title: Marine Mammal Authorization Program
Short Name: Marine Mammal Authorization Program
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The Marine Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) allows commercial fishers to lawfully "incidentally take" a marine mammal in a commercial fishery. The person must complete an online mortality/ injury reporting electronic form within 48 hours of the end of a fishing trip in which the mortality or serious injury occurred, or, for non-vessel fisheries, within 48 hours of the occurrence.

Purpose:

The purpose is to track reports of every incidental mortality and injury of marine mammals that occurs as a result of commercial fishing operations.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None commercial fishing
None incidental take
None mortality

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.)
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 260380
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): White, Lisa C
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: lisa.white@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8494

Distributor

CC ID: 260381
Date Effective From: 1972
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NMFS Office Of Protected Resources (OPR)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, 13th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-2332
URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 260379
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): White, Lisa C
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: lisa.white@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8494

Point of Contact

CC ID: 260378
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): White, Lisa C
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: lisa.white@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8494

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 268440
W° Bound: -84
E° Bound: -63
N° Bound: 48
S° Bound: 24
Description

East Coast (Maine to Florida)

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 268442
W° Bound: -99
E° Bound: -81
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 24
Description

Gulf of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 3

CC ID: 268443
W° Bound: -130
E° Bound: -114
N° Bound: 49
S° Bound: 32
Description

West Coast (Washington to California)

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 4

CC ID: 268444
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -141
N° Bound: 73
S° Bound: 52
Description

Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 5

CC ID: 268445
W° Bound: -162
E° Bound: -152
N° Bound: 23
S° Bound: 17
Description

Hawaii

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 268441
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2004

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Information describing how the marine mammal authorization program obtains and distribute access to their data is available at OPR public: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/interactions/mmap/

Data Access Constraints:

The data collected for marine mammal authorization program contains information protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act policies, guidance and regulations.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268437
Download URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/interactions/mmap/
Distributor:
Description:

The Marine Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) website

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Applicants requesting a marine mammal authorization certificate must submit a MMAP registration/renewal form. Additional review and analyses occurs after submission for more information visit Marine Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) public website.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Not Applicable
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 48 hours
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Not Applicable

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

We house copies of the completed electronic MMAP registration/renewal form on an internal server maintained by NOAA NMFS CIO. The NMFS OCIO is responsible for data storage and archive on their networks according to NOAA OCIO policies & procedures. However, if data is not being accessed, OPR will determine if archive of data at another site is required.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Not Applicable
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

We house copies of the of the completed electronic MMAP registration/renewal form on an internal server maintained by NOAA NMFS CIO. The NMFS OCIO is responsible for the IT security and contingency plan for data stored on their networks. The NOAA NMFS OCIO establishes procedures and policies required for the recovery and restoration of data destroyed or loss.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

All commercial fisheries, as required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), must be categorized based on the relative frequency of incidental mortalities and serious injuries of marine mammals in the fishery:

Current List » Final 2015 List of Fisheries, effective January 28, 2015 (79 FR 77919)

Category I designates fisheries with frequent mortalities and serious injuries incidental to commercial fishing;

Category II designates fisheries with occasional mortalities and serious injuries;

Category III designates fisheries with a remote likelihood or no known mortalities or serious injuries.

To obtain a marine mammal authorization certificate visit website: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/interactions/mmap/

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 29572
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:29572
Metadata Record Created By: Angela Collins-Payne
Metadata Record Created: 2015-12-04 18:22+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