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Accession Number PB2013-102667
Title U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments, 2011.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 330p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Under the 1994 amendments of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) were required to generate stock assessment reports (SARs) for all marine mammal stocks in waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The first reports for the Atlantic (includes the Gulf of Mexico) were published in July 1995 (Blaylock et al. 1995). The MMPA requires NMFS and USFWS to review these reports annually for strategic stocks of marine mammals and at least every 3 years for stocks determined to be non-strategic. The second edition of the SARs (1996 assessments) was published in October 1997 and contained all the previous reports, but major revisions and updating were only completed for strategic stocks (Waring et al. 1997).
Keywords Atlantic Ocean
Biological surveys
Dolphins
Gulf of Mexico
Marine biology
Marine Mammal Protection Act(MMPA)
Marine mammals
Mortality
Populations
Production
Seals(Mammals)
Stock assessments
Whales

 
Source Agency Bureau of Reclamation
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
47D - Biological Oceanography
98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
Corporate Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA. Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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