5-Year Review for North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
Summary and Evaluation
The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office led the 5-year review and requested review by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Office of Protected Resources, and Southeast Regional Office. The Recovery Plan for the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis), Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports, and a review of the scientific literature provided the information in this document. The literature review included publications related to the North Atlantic right whale made available through August 2017. We published a notification in the Federal Register on July 29, 2016 (81 FR 49957) initiating this review and requesting the submission of relevant scientific literature. Documents received through this submission process were included in this review. This included four submissions containing peer-reviewed literature.