Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus).
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. This affords us the flexibility to reflect changes in the information available as well as progress towards recovery.