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False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team Meetings

DISCLAIMER: This website is intended to support deliberations of the Federally-appointed False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team. Specifically, the Team uses this site to access meeting documents, presentations, and interim draft work products developed by the Team; documents are not considered "final" unless specifically noted as such.


aboard longline vessel
FKWTRT tours longline vessel at Pier 38
Credit: NOAA

Kina, a captive false killer whale, at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Permit No. 978-1857 for Dr. Nachtigall
Credit: NOAA

false killer whale
False Killer Whale
(Pseudorca crassidens)
Photo: NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center


Full-Team Teleconference
April 18, 2014

Meeting 6:
May 29-31, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Honolulu Service Center
Pier 38, Honolulu Harbor

Full-Team Teleconference
March 8, 2013

Full-Team Webinar
December 7, 2012

Full-Team Teleconference
October 4, 2011

Meeting 5:
July 27-29, 2011

Moana Surfrider
Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Meeting 4:
July 13-16, 2010

Moana Surfrider
Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Meeting 3:
June 15-18, 2010

Turtle Bay Resort
Kahuku, Oahu, HI

Meeting 2:
April 6-9, 2010

Lahaina, HI

Meeting 1 and Orientation:
February 17-19, 2010

Honolulu, HI

Pre-TRT Public Meeting:
November 19-20, 2009

Honolulu, HI


  1. Data Analysis
  2. Outreach
  3. Potential Solutions
  4. Predictive Model
  5. Research Needs
  6. Weak Hook
  7. Monitoring Strategy
  8. Research Priorities
  9. Handling and Release
  10. Non-Longline Fisheries

hooked false killer whale
False Killer Whale, hooked
(Pseudorca crassidens)
Photo: NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office

Updated: January 13, 2015

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