Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment

October 15, 2020

Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) Distinct Population Segment.

This Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy is a flexible, operational document that is intended to assist NOAA Fisheries and other stakeholders in planning and implementing activities to carry out the recovery actions in the Recovery Plan. The stepped-down recovery activities identified in the Recovery Implementation Strategy can be adapted or modified as the science evolves and—as long as the activities don’t meaningfully deviate from the recovery actions, objectives, and criteria—not need to go out for public comment with each change, therefore maximizing flexibility in recovery implementation. This affords us the ability to modify these activities in real time to reflect changes in the information available as well as progress towards recovery.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 10/15/2020