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2015 List of Fisheries (LOF)

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The 2015 List of Fisheries (LOF) classifies U.S. commercial fisheries into Categories according to the level of interactions that result in incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals:

Click on the fishery links in the table below for descriptions (current and historical) of each Category I and II fishery.

For more information, please see the Federal Register notice (79 FR 77919).


Table 1 - Commercial Fisheries in the Pacific Ocean

Fishery Description Marine mammal species and stocks incidentally killed or injured
CATEGORY I
LONGLINE/SET LINE FISHERIES:  
HI deep-set longline *^ Bottlenose dolphin, HI Pelagic
False killer whale, HI Insular1
False killer whale, HI Pelagic1
False killer whale, Palmyra Atoll
Pantropical spotted dolphin, HI
Risso's dolphin, HI
Short-finned pilot whale, HI
Sperm whale, HI
Striped dolphin, HI
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
CA thresher shark/ swordfish drift gillnet (≥14 in mesh) * Bottlenose dolphin, CA/OR/WA offshore
California sea lion, U.S.
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA
Long-beaked common dolphin, CA
Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
Northern right-whale dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Pacific white-sided dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Risso's dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Short-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Sperm Whale, CA/OR/WA1
CATEGORY II
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
CA halibut/ white seabass and other species set gillnet (>3.5 in mesh) California sea lion, U.S.
Harbor seal, CA
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
Long-beaked common dolphin, CA
Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
Sea otter, CA
Short-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
CA yellowtail, barracuda, and white seabass drift gillnet (mesh size ≥3.5 in and <14 in) 2 California sea lion, U.S.
Long-beaked common dolphin, CA
Short-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
AK Bristol Bay salmon drift gillnet2 Beluga whale, Bristol Bay
Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Harbor seal, Bering Sea
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Pacific white-sided dolphin, North Pacific
Spotted seal, AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Bristol Bay salmon set gillnet2 Beluga whale, Bristol Bay
Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Harbor seal, Bering Sea
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Spotted seal, AK
AK Kodiak salmon set gillnet Harbor porpoise, GOA1
Harbor seal, GOA
Sea otter, Southwest AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Cook Inlet salmon set gillnet Beluga whale, Cook Inlet
Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor porpoise, GOA
Harbor seal, GOA
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific1
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Cook Inlet salmon drift gillnet Beluga whale, Cook Inlet
Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor porpoise, GOA1
Harbor seal, GOA
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Peninsula/Aleutian Islands salmon drift gillnet2 Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor porpoise, GOA
Harbor seal, GOA
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
AK Peninsula/Aleutian Islands salmon set gillnet2 Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Prince William Sound salmon drift gillnet Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor porpoise, GOA1
Harbor seal, GOA
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Pacific white-sided dolphin, North Pacific
Sea otter, South Central AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.1
AK Southeast salmon drift gillnet Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor porpoise, Southeast AK
Harbor seal, Southeast AK
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific1
Pacific white-sided dolphin, North Pacific
Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.
AK Yakutat salmon set gillnet2 Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Harbor Porpoise, Southeastern AK
Harbor seal, Southeast AK
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific (Southeast AK)
WA Puget Sound Region salmon drift gillnet (includes all inland waters south of US-Canada border and eastward of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line-Treaty Indian fishing is excluded) Dall's porpoise, CA/OR/WA
Harbor porpoise, inland WA1
Harbor seal, WA inland
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:  
AK Cook Inlet salmon purse seine Humpback whale, Central North Pacific1
AK Kodiak salmon purse seine Humpback whale, Central North Pacific1
TRAWL FISHERIES:  
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands flatfish trawl Bearded seal, AK
Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea
Harbor seal, Bering Sea
Humpback whale, Western North Pacific1
Killer whale, AK resident1
Killer whale, GOA, AI, BS transient1
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Ringed seal, AK
Ribbon seal, AK
Spotted seal, AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.1
Walrus, AK
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands pollock trawl Bearded Seal, AK
Dall's porpoise, AK
Harbor seal, AK
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific
Humpback whale, Western North Pacific
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Ribbon seal, AK
Ringed seal, AK
Spotted seal, AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.1
Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands rockfish trawl Killer whale, ENP AK resident1
Killer whale, GOA, AI, BS transient1
POT, RING NET, AND TRAP FISHERIES:  
CA spot prawn pot Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
CA Dungeness crab pot Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
OR Dungeness crab pot Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
WA/OR/CA sablefish pot Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
WA coastal Dungeness crab pot Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA1
LONGLINE/SET LINE FISHERIES:  
HI shallow-set longline *^ Bottlenose dolphin, HI Pelagic
False killer whale, HI Pelagic1
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific
Kogia sp. whale (Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale), HI
Risso's dolphin, HI
Short-finned pilot whale, HI
Striped dolphin, HI
American Samoa longline2 False killer whale, American Samoa
Rough-toothed dolphin, American Samoa
HI shortline2 None documented
CATEGORY III
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
AK Kuskokwim, Yukon, Norton Sound, Kotzebue salmon gillnet Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea
AK miscellaneous finfish set gillnet Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Prince William Sound salmon set gillnet Harbor seal, GOA
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK roe herring and food/bait herring gillnet None documented
CA set gillnet (mesh size <3.5 in) None documented
HI inshore gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, HI
Spinner dolphin, HI
WA Grays Harbor salmon drift gillnet (excluding treaty Tribal fishing) Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
WA/OR herring, smelt, shad, sturgeon, bottom fish, mullet, perch, rockfish gillnet None documented
WA/OR lower Columbia River (includes tributaries) drift gillnet California sea lion, U.S.
Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
WA Willapa Bay drift gillnet Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
PURSE SEINE, BEACH SEINE, ROUND HAUL, THROW NET AND TANGLE NET FISHERIES:  
AK Southeast salmon purse seine None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
AK Metlakatla salmon purse seine None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish beach seine None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish purse seine None documented
AK octopus/squid purse seine None documented
AK roe herring and food/bait herring beach seine None documented
AK roe herring and food/bait herring purse seine None documented
AK salmon beach seine None documented
AK salmon purse seine (excluding salmon purse seine fisheries listed as Category II) Harbor seal, GOA
CA anchovy, mackerel, sardine purse seine California sea lion, U.S.
Harbor seal, CA
CA squid purse seine Long-beaked common dolphin, CAShort-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
CA tuna purse seine * None documented
WA/OR sardine purse seine None documented
WA (all species) beach seine or drag seine None documented
WA/OR herring, smelt, squid purse seine or lampara None documented
WA salmon purse seine None documented
WA salmon reef net None documented
HI lift net None documented
HI inshore purse seine None documented
HI throw net, cast net None documented
HI seine net None documented
DIP NET FISHERIES:  
CA squid dip net None documented
WA/OR smelt, herring dip net None documented
MARINE AQUACULTURE FISHERIES:  
CA marine shellfish aquaculture None documented
CA salmon enhancement rearing pen None documented
CA white seabass enhancement net pens California sea lion, U.S.
HI offshore pen culture None documented
OR salmon ranch None documented
WA/OR salmon net pens California sea lion, U.S.
Harbor seal, WA inland waters
TROLL FISHERIES:  
AK North Pacific halibut, AK bottom fish, WA/OR/CA albacore, groundfish, bottom fish, CA halibut non-salmonid troll fisheries * None documented
AK salmon troll Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
American Samoa tuna troll None documented
CA/OR/WA salmon troll None documented
HI troll Pantropical spotted dolphin, HI
HI rod and reel None documented
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands tuna troll None documented
Guam tuna troll None documented
LONGLINE/SET LINE FISHERIES:  
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands Pacific cod longline Dall's Porpoise, AK
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Ringed seal, AK
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands rockfish longline None documented
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands Greenland turbot longline Killer whale, AK resident
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands sablefish longline None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska halibut longline None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod longline Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Gulf of Alaska rockfish longline None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska sablefish longline Sperm whale, North Pacific
AK halibut longline/set line (State and Federal waters) None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
AK octopus/squid longline None documented
AK State-managed waters longline/setline (including sablefish, rockfish, lingcod, and miscellaneous finfish) None documented
WA/OR/CA groundfish, bottomfish longline/set line Bottlenose dolphin, CA/OR/WA offshore
WA/OR Pacific halibut longline None documented
CA pelagic longline None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
HI kaka line None documented
HI vertical line None documented
TRAWL FISHERIES:  
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands Atka mackerel trawl Ribbon seal, AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands Pacific cod trawl Ringed seal, AK
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Gulf of Alaska flatfish trawl Northern elephant seal, NP
AK Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod trawl Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Gulf of Alaska pollock trawl Dall's porpoise, AK
Fin whale, Northeast Pacific
Northern elephant seal, North Pacific
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
AK Gulf of Alaska rockfish trawl None documented
AK food/bait herring trawl None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish otter / beam trawl None documented
AK shrimp otter trawl and beam trawl (statewide and Cook Inlet) None documented
AK State-managed waters of Cook Inlet, Kachemak Bay, Prince William Sound, Southeast AK groundfish trawl None documented
 
CA halibut bottom trawl None documented
WA/OR/CA shrimp trawl None documented
WA/OR/CA groundfish trawl California sea lion, U.S.
Dall's porpoise, CA/OR/WA
Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific
Pacific white-sided dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.
POT, RING NET, AND TRAP FISHERIES:  
AK statewide miscellaneous finfish pot None documented
AK Aleutian Islands sablefish pot None documented
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands Pacific cod pot None documented
AK Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands crab pot None documented
AK Bering Sea sablefish pot None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska crab pot None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod pot Harbor seal, GOA
AK Southeast Alaska crab pot Humpback whale, Central North Pacific (Southeast AK)
AK Southeast Alaska shrimp pot
 
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific (Southeast AK)
AK shrimp pot, except Southeast None documented
AK octopus/squid pot None documented
AK snail pot None documented
CA/OR coonstripe shrimp pot Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
Harbor seal, CA
CA rock crab pot  
CA spiny lobster Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
WA/OR/CA hagfish pot None documented
WA/OR shrimp pot/trap None documented
WA Puget Sound Dungeness crab pot/trap None documented
HI crab trap Humpback whale, Central North Pacific
HI fish trap None documented
HI lobster trap None documented in recent years
HI shrimp trap None documented
HI crab net None documented
HI Kona crab loop net None documented
HANDLINE AND JIG FISHERIES:  
AK miscellaneous finfish handline/hand troll and mechanical jig None documented
AK North Pacific halibut handline/hand troll and mechanical jig None documented
AK octopus/squid handline None documented
American Samoa bottomfish None documented
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands bottomfish None documented
Guam bottomfish None documented
HI aku boat, pole, and line None documented
HI bottomfish handline None documented in recent years
HI inshore handline None documented
HI pelagic handline None documented
WA groundfish, bottomfish jig None documented
Western Pacific squid jig None documented
HARPOON FISHERIES:  
CA swordfish harpoon None documented
POUND NET/WEIR FISHERIES:  
AK herring spawn on kelp pound net None documented
AK Southeast herring roe/food/bait pound net None documented
HI bullpen trap None documented
BAIT PENS:  
WA/OR/CA bait pens California sea lion, U.S.
DREDGE FISHERIES:  
Alaska scallop dredge None documented
DIVE, HAND/MECHANICAL COLLECTION FISHERIES:  
AK abalone None documented
AK clam None documented
AK Dungeness crab None documented
AK herring spawn on kelp None documented
AK urchin and other fish/shellfish None documented
CA sea urchin None documented
HI black coral diving None documented
HI fish pond None documented
HI handpick None documented
HI lobster diving None documented
HI spearfishing None documented
WA/CA kelp None documented
WA/OR sea urchin, other clam, octopus, oyster, sea cucumber, scallop, ghost shrimp hand, dive, or mechanical collection None documented
WA shellfish aquaculture None documented
COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL (CHARTER BOAT) FISHERIES:  
AK/WA/OR/CA commercial passenger fishing vessel Killer whale, stock unknown
Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.
Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
LIVE FINFISH/SHELLFISH FISHERIES:  
CA nearshore finfish live trap/hook-and-line None documented
HI aquarium collecting None documented

List of Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Table 1:



Table 2 - Commercial Fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean

Fishery Description Marine mammal species and stocks incidentally killed or injured
CATEGORY I
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
Mid-Atlantic gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern NC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Gray seal, WNA
Harbor porpoise, GME/BF
Harbor seal, WNA
Harp seal, WNA
Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
Minke whale, Canadian east coast
Risso's dolphin, WNA
White-sided dolphin, WNA
Northeast sink gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Fin whale, WNA
Gray seal, WNA
Harbor porpoise, GME/BF1
Harbor seal, WNA
Harp seal, WNA
Hooded seal, WNA
Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
Long-finned Pilot whale, WNA
Minke whale, Canadian east coast
North Atlantic right whale, WNA
Risso's dolphin, WNA
Short-finned Pilot whale, WNA
White-sided dolphin, WNA
TRAP/POT FISHERIES:  
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic American lobster trap/pot Harbor seal, WNA
Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
Minke whale, Canadian east coast
North Atlantic right whale, WNA1
LONGLINE FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico large pelagics longline* Atlantic spotted dolphin, GMX continental and oceanic
Atlantic spotted dolphin, WNA
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX oceanic
Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Cuvier’s beaked whale, WNA
False killer whale, WNA
Gervais beaked whale, GMX oceanic
Killer whale, GMX oceanic
Kogia spp. (Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale), WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA1
Mesoplodon beaked whale, WNA
Minke whale, Canadian East coast
Pantropical spotted dolphin, Northern GMX
Pantropical spotted dolphin, WNA
Risso's dolphin, Northern GMX
Risso's dolphin, WNA
Short-finned pilot whale, Northern GMX
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA1
Sperm whale, GMX oceanic
CATEGORY II
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
Chesapeake Bay inshore gillnet2 None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
Gulf of Mexico gillnet2 Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, and estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal
NC inshore gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern NC estuarine system1
Northeast anchored float gillnet2 Harbor seal, WNA
Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
White-sided dolphin, WNA
Northeast drift gillnet2 None documented
Southeast Atlantic gillnet2 Bottlenose dolphin, Southern Migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, SC/GA coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Central FL coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern FL coastal
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic shark gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, unknown (Central FL, Northern FL, SC/GA coastal, or Southern migratory coastal)
North Atlantic right whale, WNA
TRAWL FISHERIES  
Mid-Atlantic mid-water trawl (including pair trawl) Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA
Risso's dolphin, WNA
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA
White-sided dolphin, WNA1
Mid-Atlantic bottom trawl Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA1
Gray seal, WNA
Harbor seal, WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA1
Risso’s dolphin, WNA1
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA1
White-sided dolphin, WNA
Northeast mid-water trawl (including pair trawl) Gray seal, WNA
Harbor seal, WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA1
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA1
Common dolphin, WNA
White-sided dolphin, WNA
Northeast bottom trawl Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Gray seal, WNA
Harbor porpoise, GME/BF
Harbor seal, WNA
Harp seal, WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA
Minke whale, Canadian East Coast
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA
White-sided dolphin, WNA1
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl Atlantic spotted dolphin, GMX continental and oceanic
Bottlenose dolphin, Charleston estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, estuarine1
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX continental shelf
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, SC/GA coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal1
West Indian manatee, Florida
TRAP/POT FISHERIES:  
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico stone crab trap/pot2 Bottlenose dolphin, Biscayne Bay estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Central FL coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, FL Bay
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, estuarine (FL west coast portion)
Bottlenose dolphin, Indian River Lagoon estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Jacksonville estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
Atlantic mixed species trap/pot2 Fin whale, WNA
Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
Atlantic blue crab trap/pot Bottlenose dolphin, Central FL coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Charleston estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Indian River Lagoon estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Jacksonville estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern FL coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GA/Southern SC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern SC estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, SC/GA coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern GA estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern NC estuarine system1
West Indian manatee, FL1
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:  
Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine
  
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal1
Mid-Atlantic menhaden purse seine2 Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal
HAUL/BEACH SEINE FISHERIES:  
Mid-Atlantic haul/beach seine Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal1
NC long haul seine Bottlenose dolphin, Southern NC estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system1
STOP NET FISHERIES:  
NC roe mullet stop net Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, unknown (Southern migratory coastal or Southern NC estuarine system)
POUND NET FISHERIES:  
VA pound net Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal1
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal1
CATEGORY III
GILLNET FISHERIES:  
Caribbean gillnet None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
DE River inshore gillnet None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
Long Island Sound inshore gillnet None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
RI, southern MA (to Monomoy Island), and NY Bight (Raritan and Lower NY Bays) inshore gillnet None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
Southeast Atlantic inshore gillnet Bottlenose dolphin, Northern SC estuarine system
TRAWL FISHERIES:  
Atlantic shellfish bottom trawl None documented
Gulf of Mexico butterfish trawl Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX oceanic
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX continental shelf
Gulf of Mexico mixed species trawl None documented
GA cannonball jellyfish trawl Bottlenose dolphin, SC/GA coastal
MARINE AQUACULTURE FISHERIES:  
Finfish aquaculture Harbor seal, WNA
Shellfish aquaculture None documented
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:  
Gulf of Maine Atlantic herring purse seine Harbor seal, WNA
Gray seal, WNA
Gulf of Maine menhaden purse seine None documented
FL West Coast sardine purse seine Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
U.S. Atlantic tuna purse seine * Long-finned pilot whale, WNA
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA
LONGLINE/HOOK-AND-LINE FISHERIES:  
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic bottom longline/hook-and-line None documented
Gulf of Maine, U.S. Mid-Atlantic tuna, shark swordfish hook-and-line/harpoon Humpback whale, Gulf of Maine
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean snapper-grouper and other reef fish bottom longline/hook-and-line Bottlenose dolphin, GMX continental shelf
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico shark bottom longline/hook-and-line Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX continental shelf
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean pelagic hook-and-line/harpoon None documented
U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico trotline None documented
TRAP/POT FISHERIES  
Caribbean mixed species trap/pot None documented
Caribbean spiny lobster trap/pot None documented
FL spiny lobster trap/pot Bottlenose dolphin, Biscayne Bay estuarine Bottlenose dolphin, Central FL coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, FL Bay estuarine
Gulf of Mexico blue crab trap/pot Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, estuarine
West Indian manatee, FL
Gulf of Mexico mixed species trap/pot None documented
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico golden crab trap/pot None documented
U.S. Mid-Atlantic eel trap/pot None documented
STOP SEINE/WEIR/POUND NET/FLOATING TRAP FISHERIES:  
Gulf of Maine herring and Atlantic mackerel stop seine/weir Harbor porpoise, GME/BF
Harbor seal, WNA
Minke whale, Canadian east coast
White-sided dolphin, WNA
U.S. Mid-Atlantic crab stop seine/weir None documented
U.S. Mid-Atlantic mixed species stop seine/weir/pound net (except the NC roe mullet stop net) Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine system
RI floating trap None documented
DREDGE FISHERIES:  
Gulf of Maine sea urchin dredge None documented
Gulf of Maine mussel dredge None documented
Gulf of Maine, U.S. Mid-Atlantic sea scallop dredge None documented
Mid-Atlantic blue crab dredge None documented
Mid-Atlantic soft-shell clam dredge None documented
Mid-Atlantic whelk dredge None documented
U.S. Mid-Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico oyster dredge None documented
U.S. Mid-Atlantic offshore surf clam and quahog dredge None documented
HAUL/BEACH SEINE FISHERIES:  
Caribbean haul/beach seine None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
Gulf of Mexico haul/beach seine None documented
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic haul/beach seine None documented
DIVE, HAND/MECHANICAL COLLECTION FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean shellfish dive, hand/mechanical collection None documented
Gulf of Maine urchin dive, hand/mechanical collection None documented
Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, and Caribbean cast net None documented
COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL (CHARTER BOAT) FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean commercial passenger fishing vessel Bottlenose dolphin, Biscayne Bay estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Central FL coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Choctawhatchee Bay
Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, FL Bay
Bottlenose dolphin, GMX bay, sound, estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Indian River Lagoon estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Jacksonville estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern FL coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GA/Southern SC estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern NC estuarine
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern migratory coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern NC estuarine system
Bottlenose dolphin, Southern SC/GA coastal
Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal

List of Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Table 2:



Table 3 - Commercial Fisheries on the High Seas

Fishery Description Marine mammal species and stocks incidentally killed or injured
Category I
LONGLINE FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species * + Atlantic spotted dolphin, WNA
Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX oceanic
Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Common dolphin, WNA
Cuvier's beaked whale, WNA
False killer whale, WNA
Killer whale, GMX oceanic
Kogia spp. (Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale), WNA
Long-finned pilot whale, WNA
Mesoplodon beaked whale, WNA
Minke whale, Canadian East coast
Pantropical spotted dolphin, WNA
Risso's dolphin, GMX
Risso's dolphin, WNA
Short-finned pilot whale, WNA
Western Pacific Pelagic (HI Deep-set component) * ^+ Bottlenose dolphin, HI Pelagic
False killer whale, HI Pelagic
Pantropical spotted dolphin, HI
Risso's dolphin, HI
Short-finned pilot whale, HI
Striped dolphin, HI
DRIFT GILLNET FISHERIES:  
Pacific Highly Migratory Species * ^ Long-beaked common dolphin, CA
Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA
Northern right-whale dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Pacific white-sided dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Risso's dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Short-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Category II
DRIFT GILLNET FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Undetermined
TRAWL FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species ** Undetermined
CCAMLR Antarctic fur seal
Western Pacific Pelagic Undetermined
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:  
South Pacific Tuna Fisheries Undetermined
Western Pacific Pelagic Undetermined
LONGLINE FISHERIES:  
CCAMLR None documented
South Pacific Albacore Troll Undetermined
South Pacific Tuna Fisheries ** Undetermined
Western Pacific Pelagic (HI Shallow-set component) * ^+ Blainville's beaked whale, HI
Bottlenose dolphin, HI Pelagic
Humpback whale, Central North Pacific
Kogia spp. (Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale), HI
Risso's dolphin, HI
Short-beaked common dolphin, CA/OR/WA
Short-finned pilot whale, HI
Striped dolphin, HI
HANDLINE/POLE AND LINE FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Undetermined
Pacific Highly Migratory Species Undetermined
South Pacific Albacore Troll Undetermined
Western Pacific Pelagic Undetermined
TROLL FISHERIES:  
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Undetermined
South Pacific Albacore Troll Undetermined
South Pacific Tuna Fisheries ** Undetermined
Western Pacific Pelagic Undetermined
LINERS NEI FISHERIES:  
Pacific Highly Migratory Species ** Undetermined
South Pacific Albacore Troll Undetermined
Western Pacific Pelagic Undetermined
Category III
LONGLINE FISHERIES:  
Northwest Atlantic Bottom Longline None documented
Pacific Highly Migratory Species * + None documented in the most recent 5 years of data
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES  
Pacific Highly Migratory Species * ^ None documented
TRAWL FISHERIES:  
Northwest Atlantic None documented
TROLL FISHERIES:  
Pacific Highly Migratory Species * None documented

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Updated January 28, 2015