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Accession Number PB2013-108882
Title Final Recovery Plan for the North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica).
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 84p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This plan identifies measures to protect, promote, and monitor the recovery of North Pacific right whale populations. Because the most significant historical threat to North Pacific right whales (whaling) has been and continues to be addressed, and there is a paucity of population data for the species, the primary component of this recovery program is data collection. The collection of additional data will facilitate estimating population size, monitoring trends in abundance, and determining population structure. These data will also provide greater understanding of natural and anthropogenic threats to the species. Key elements of the recovery program for this species are: (1) coordinate state, federal, and international actions to maintain whaling prohibitions; (2) estimate population size and monitor trends in abundance; (3) determine North Pacific right whale occurrence, distribution, and range; (4) identify, characterize, protect, and monitor habitat essential to North Pacific right whale recovery; and (5) investigate the impact of human-caused threats on North Pacific right whales.
Keywords Abundance
Biological recovery
Endangered species
Eubalaena japonica
Fish populations
North Pacific right whale
Pacific Ocean

Source Agency National Marine Fisheries Service
NTIS Subject Category 47D - Biological Oceanography
98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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