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Title: U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments, 2010
Short Name: 2010 U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal SAR
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Abstract:

The MMPA requires NMFS and USFWS to review stock assessment reports on marine mammal species annually for strategic stocks of marine mammals and at least every three years for stocks of marine mammals determined to be non-strategic. in consultation with regional Scientific Review Groups (SRGs). The SRGs are a broad representation of marine mammal and fishery scientists and members of the commercial fishing industry mandated to review the marine mammal stock assessments and provide advice to the NOAA Assistant Administrator for fisheries. The reports are then made available on the Federal Register for public review and comment before final publication.

Following enactment of the 1994 amendments, the NMFS and USFWS held a series of workshops to develop guidelines for preparing the SARs. The first set of stock assessments for the Atlantic Coast (including the Gulf of Mexico) were published in July 1995 in the NOAA Technical Memorandum series (Blaylock et al. 1995). In April 1996, NMFS held a workshop to review proposed additions and revisions to the guidelines for preparing SARs (Wade and Angliss 1997). Guidelines developed at these and subsequent workshops were followed in preparing the SARs.

In 1997 and 2004 SARs were not produced.

Purpose:

To comply with the MMPA by providing stock assessments of marine mammals at an appropriate time period .

Each report includes:

Description of the stock's geographic range.

Minimum population estimate.

Current population trends.

Current and maximum net productivity rates.

Potential Biological Removal levels.

Status of the stock.

Estimates of annual human-caused mortality and serious injury by source.

Descriptions of other factors that may be causing a decline or impeding the recovery of strategic stocks.

Notes:

How the Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports Are Developed

Data collection, analysis, and interpretation are conducted through marine mammal research programs at each of our Fisheries Science Centers and by other researchers.

The MMPA provides broad narrative descriptions of what has to be included in stock assessment reports. For example, the reports require a "minimum population estimate" which means we have "reasonable" assurance there are at least the estimated number in the population

Other Citation Details:

TY -

A2 - Northeast Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)

AB - "Under the 1994 amendments of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) were required to generate stock assessment reports (SARs) for all marine mammal stocks in waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The first reports for the Atlantic (includes the Gulf of Mexico) were published in July 1995 (Blaylock et al. 1995). The MMPA requires NMFS and USFWS to review these reports annually for strategic stocks of marine mammals and at least every 3 years for stocks determined to be non-strategic. The second edition of the SARs (1996 assessments) was published in October 1997 and contained all the previous reports, but major revisions and updating were only completed for strategic stocks (Waring et al. 1997). In subsequent annual reports, including this current 2010 edition, updated reports are indicated by the corresponding year date-stamp at the top right corner of the report and are included in the main body of the document. Stock assessments not updated in the current year are included, in full, in an appendix. Also included in this report as appendices are: 1) a summary of serious injury/mortality estimates of marine mammals in observed U.S. fisheries (Appendix I), 2) a summary of NMFS records of large whale/human interactions examined for this assessment (Appendix II), 3) detailed fisheries information (Appendix III), 4) summary tables of abundance estimates generated over recent years and the surveys from which they are derived (Appendix IV), and 5) the the USFWS West Indian manatee assessments (Appendix VI). Table 1 contains a summary, by species, of the information included in the stock assessments, and also indicates those that have been revised since the 2009 publication. Most of the changes incorporate new information into sections on population size and/or mortality estimates. A total of 21 of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico stock assessment reports were revised for 2010. In addition to this, the Atlantic coastal bottlenose dolphin stock complex was broken up into 5 new reports - northern migratory, southern migratory, coastal South Carolina/Georgia, coastal Northern Florida and coastal southern Florida stocks (all of strategic status). The Gulf of Mexico coastal bottlenose dolphin stocks were also split up, resulting in new eastern (non-strategic) coastal, western coastal (strategic) and northern (non-strategic) coastal bottlenose dolphin reports. A report on the Caribbean stock of sperm whales has also been added this year. Analysis of the geographical separation of long and short-finned pilot whale stocks in the Atlantic has been performed, and preliminary abundance estimates for the two stocks are included in the revised pilot whale reports. Abundance estimates for harbor seals and one of the Gulf of Mexico estuarine stocks of bottlenose dolphins have become outdated. The revised and new SARs include 18 strategic and 12 non-strategic stocks"--Executive summary.

AB - Gordon T. Waring, Elizabeth Josephson, Katherine Maze-Foley, and Patricia E. Rosel, editors.

AB - "December 2010."

AB - Also available in print.

AB - Mode of access: World Wide Web.

AB - System requirements: Internet browser; Adobe Acrobat Reader.

AB - Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-138).

AU - Waring, Gordon T.

AU - Josephson, Elizabeth

AU - Maze-Foley, Katherine

AU - Rosel, Patricia E.

AN - noaa:3831

KW - Estimates

KW - Fish stock assessment

KW - Marine mammal populations

KW - Marine mammals

KW - Marine mammals

KW - Marine mammal populations

KW - Estimates

KW - Fish stock assessment

PY - 2010

T3 - NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-NE ; 219

TI - U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments 2010

M3 - Technical Memorandum

UR - https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/3831

ER -

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > BALEEN WHALES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > TOOTHED WHALES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > MODELS > SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS
UNCONTROLLED
NOAA Institutional Repository 3831
None abundance
None assessment
None Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata
None Balaenoptera borealis borealis
None Balaenoptera edeni
None Balaenoptera physalus
None BLAINVILLE’S BEAKED WHALE
None BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN
None BRYDE'S WHALE
None Canadian East Coast Stock
None CLYMENE DOLPHIN
None COMMON DOLPHIN
None CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE
None Delphinus delphis delphis
None distribution
None DWARF SPERM WHALE
None Eubalaena glacialis
None FALSE KILLER WHALE
None Feresa attenuata
None FIN WHALE
None FRASER'S DOLPHIN
None GERVAIS' BEAKED WHALE
None Globicephala macrorhynchus
None Grampus griseus
None GRAY SEAL
None Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy Stock
None Halichoerus grypus atlantica
None HARBOR PORPOISE
None HARBOR SEAL
None human caused mortality
None KILLER WHALE
None Kogia breviceps
None Kogia sima
None Lagenodelphis hosei
None MELON-HEADED WHALE
None Mesoplodon densirostris
None Mesoplodon europaeus
None MINKE WHALE
None NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE
None Northern Gulf of Mexico Stock
None Northern North Carolina Estuarine System Stock
None Nova Scotia Stock
None Orcinus orca
None PANTROPICAL SPOTTED DOLPHIN
None Peponocephala electra
None Phoca vitulina vitulina
None Phocoena phocoena phocoena
None Physeter macrocephalus
None Pseudorca crassidens
None PYGMY KILLER WHALE
None PYGMY SPERM WHALE
None RISSO'S DOLPHIN
None ROUGH-TOOTHED DOLPHIN
None SEI WHALE
None SHORT-FINNED PILOT WHALE
None Southern North Carolina Estuarine System Stock
None SPERM WHALE
None SPINNER DOLPHIN
None Stenella attenuata attenuat
None Stenella clymene
None Stenella coeruleoalba
None Stenella longirostris longirostris
None Steno bredanensis
None STRIPED DOLPHIN
None Tursiops truncatus truncatus
None Western Atlantic Stock
None Western North Atlantic Northern Migratory Coastal Stock
None Western North Atlantic Southern Migratory Coastal Stock
None Western North Atlantic Stock
None Ziphius cavirostris

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO

Publication Information

Publication Type: Technical Memorandum
Technical Memo Date: 2010-12-01
Professional Paper Series Number: NMFS-NE-258
Series Name: US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments

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Catalog Item ID: 65519
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