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Biological Opinion on Continued Operation of the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery, 2017

NOAA Fisheries issued a supplement in March 2017 to the biological opinion on the continued authorization of the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery.
March 24, 2017 - Biological Opinion ,

Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Compliance Policy

The April 18, 2014, biological opinion is the current Endangered Species Act (ESA) authorization for the southeastern shrimp fisheries, which includes both state and federal shrimp fisheries. One of the non-discretionary terms and conditions for this biological opinion was the following:
October 22, 2014 - Other Reports ,

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) 5-Year Review : Summary and Evaluation

The review is based on new information since the 2007 review and through January 2014. The review does not generate new data through research or modeling and is not an exhaustive review of what is known about the olive ridley sea turtle.
June 18, 2014 - ESA 5-Year Review ,

Southeastern Shrimp Otter (TED) Inspections Compliance Sea Turtle Capture Rates and TED Effectiveness

When legally-constructed Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) operate correctly in shrimp otter trawls, a small percentage of the sea turtles entering the nets (i.e., ~3%) still do not escape and are captured. When TEDs are installed incorrectly and/or not properly maintained, TED effectiveness can be reduced and result in more than a 3% sea turtle capture rate; in severe cases, TED effectiveness can be completely compromised (i.e., have a 100% sea turtle capture rate).
April 18, 2014 - Other Reports ,

Biological Opinion on the Full Implementation of the Preferred Alternative of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Research on Steller Sea Lions and Northern Fur Seals

Biological opinion on the issuance of Steller sea lion and Northern fur seal research permits for federally funded research on Steller sea lions and Northern fur seals.
July 29, 2009 - Biological Opinion ,

Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

The olive ridley turtle is listed as Threatened in the Pacific, except for the Mexican nesting population, which is classified as Endangered. This latter classification was based on the extensive over-harvesting of olive ridleys in Mexico, which caused a
January 12, 1998 - Recovery Plan ,