Pacific Offshore Cetacean Take Reduction Plan
Short-finned Pilot Whale
Photo: NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center
The goal of the Pacific Offshore Cetacean Take Reduction Plan (Plan) is to reduce serious injuries and deaths of several marine mammal stocks incidental to the California thresher shark/ swordfish drift gillnet fishery. The strategic marine mammal stocks currently of most concern include sperm whales and short-finned pilot whales.
- Final Pacific Offshore Cetacean Take Reduction Plan [pdf]
(62 FR 51805, October 3, 1997)
- Environmental Assessment [pdf]
- Interim Final Rule to Amend Pinger Specifications [pdf]
(64 FR 3431, January 22, 1999)
NMFS convened the Team [pdf] in February 1996 to address incidental serious injury and mortality of Baird's beaked whales, Cuvier's beaked whales, Mesoplodont species of beaked whales, short-finned pilot whales, pygmy sperm whales, sperm whales, and humpback whales in the California/Oregon swordfish drift gillnet fishery.
- List of Team Members [pdf]
- Team Recommendations, by Year
Forming Partnerships: U.S. West Coast Fisheries
This video highlights some West coast fisheries and their positive efforts to fish responsibly as well as interviews with scientists who discuss sustainable fishing issues.
Written, produced, directed, edited, and narrated by John Dutton.
- Take Reduction Planning
- Long-beaked Common Dolphin Species Information
- Northern Right Whale Dolphin Species Information
- Short-beaked Common Dolphin Species Information
- Short-finned Pilot Whale Species Information
- POCTRT Meeting Planning
Updated: January 13, 2014