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Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Team Members

The Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Team helped us develop a Take Reduction Plan that was published in December 1998 as a final rule. The Plan described in the final rule was intended to be an evolving plan that changed as scientists learned more about Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy harbor porpoise abundance and bycatch rates. NOAA Fisheries has retained the team and currently monitors progress via a monitoring strategy and identifies the need for Plan improvements. The Team is made up of fishermen, scientists, conservationists, and state and federal officials from Maine to North Carolina.

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