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OPR Tech Memos

Below is a list of "NMFS-OPR" series tech memos, which are published by the NMFS Office of Protected Resources.

(All publications are in PDF format.)

NMFS-OPR-49National Standards for a Protected Species Observer and Data Management Program: A Model Using Geological and Geophysical SurveysBaker, K., D. Epperson, G. Gitschlag, H. Goldstein, J. Lewandowski, K. Skrupky, B. Smith, and T. Turk.20134.3 MB
NMFS-OPR-48An Assessment of the Final Rule to Implement Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Vessel Collisions with North Atlantic Right WhalesSilber, G.K. and S. Bettridge.20122.9 MB
NMFS-OPR-47Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks: Report of the GAMMS III Workshop, February 2011, La Jolla, CAMoore, J.E., and Merrick, R. (editors)20111.3 MB
NMFS-OPR-46not yet published
NMFS-OPR-45A Protocol for Use of Shortnose, Atlantic, Gulf, and Green SturgeonsKahn and Mohead2010524 KB
NMFS-OPR-44Vessel Operations in Right Whale Protection Areas in 2009Silber, G.K. and Bettridge, S.2010558 KB
NMFS-OPR-43Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management, and TradeBruckner, A.W. and G. G. Roberts (editors)20091.2 MB
NMFS-OPR-42Report of a Workshop to Identify and Assess Technologies to reduce ship strikes of large whalesSilber, G.K., S. Bettridge, and D. Cottingham2009401 KB
NMFS-OPR-41Report of the U.S. Longline Bycatch Reduction Assessment and Planning WorkshopNMFS Office of Protected Resources2008202 KB
NMFS-OPR-40Proceedings of the International Cyanide Detection Testing WorkshopBruckner, A.W. and G. Roberts (editors)20081.2 MB
NMFS-OPR-39Differentiating Serious and Non-Serious Injury of Marine Mammals: Report of the Serious Injury Technical WorkshopAndersen, M. S., K. A. Forney, T. V. N. Cole, T. Eagle, R. Angliss, K. Long, L. Barre, L. Van Atta, D. Borggaard, T. Rowles, B. Norberg, J. Whaley, and L. Engleby.2008375 KB
NMFS-OPR-38In-water sea turtle monitoring and research in Florida: review and recommendationsEaton, C., E. McMichael, B. Witherington, A. Foley, R. Hardy, and A. Meylan.20087.1 MB
NMFS-OPR-37Conservation Units of Managed Fish, Threatened or Endangered Species, and Marine Mammals Report of a Workshop: February 14-16, 2006 Silver Spring, MarylandThomas C. Eagle (Chair), Steven X. Cadrin, Megan E. Caldwell, Richard D. Methot, Marta F. Nammack20081.2 MB
NMFS-OPR-36Worldwide Bycatch of Cetaceans: An evaluation of the most significant threats to cetaceans, affected species and geographic areas of high risk, and recommended actions from various independent institutionsYoung, N.M. and S. Iudicello20072.6 MB
NMFS-OPR-35Best Practices for the Collection of Longline Data to Facilitate Research and Analysis to Reduce Bycatch of Protected Species: Report of a workshop held at the International Fisheries Observer Conference Sydney, Australia, November 8, 2004Dietrich, K., V.R. Cornish, K.S. Rivera, T.A. Conant2007776 KB
NMFS-OPR-34The proceedings of the CITES workshop on the conservation of sea cucumbers in the families Holothuridae and Stichopodidae.Bruckner, Andrew W.20061.8 MB
NMFS-OPR-33Review of the Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event Response Program of the National Marine Fisheries ServiceGulland, F.M.D.2006660 KB
NMFS-OPR-32Bottlenose Dolphins and Brevetoxins: A Coordinated Research and Response PlanGaydos, J. K.2006324 KB
NMFS-OPR-31Hawaiian melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) mass stranding event of July 3-4, 2004Southall, B. L., R. Braun, F. M. D. Gulland, A. D. Heard, R. W. Baird, S. M. Wilkin and T. K. Rowles20064.4 MB
NMFS-OPR-30Protected Resources Program & the National Marine Sanctuary Program Strategic Planning Workshop Final Report. Working Together to Conserve and Recover Protected Resources in National Marine SanctuariesNMFS2006726 KB
NMFS-OPR-29Report of the Workshop on Marine Turtle Longline Post-Interaction MortalityRyder, Cheryl E., Therese A. Conant, and Barbara A. Schroeder>2006297 KB
NMFS-OPR-28Deep Sea Coral Collection ProtocolsEtnoyer, P., S. D. Cairns, J. A. Sanchez, J. K. Reed, J.V. Lopez, W.W. Schroeder, S. D. Brooke, L. Watling, A. Baco-Taylor, G. C. Williams, A. Lindner, S. C. France, and A.W. Bruckner.20061.1 MB
NMFS-OPR-27The Proceedings of the International Workshop on CITES Implementation for Seahorse Conservation and TradeBruckner, Andrew W., John D. Field, and Nancy Daves2004592 KB
NMFS-OPR-26Proceedings of an International Technical Expert Workshop on Marine Turtle Bycatch in Longline FisheriesLong, Kristy J., and Barbara A. Schroeder (editors)20047.4 MB
NMFS-OPR-25Large Whale Ship Strike DatabaseJensen, Aleria S., and Gregory K. Silber2003240 KB
NMFS-OPR-24Proceedings of the Caribbean Acropora Workshop: Potential Application of the U.S. Endangered Species Act as a Conservation Strategy, April 16-18, 2002, Miami, FloridaBruckner, Andrew W.20034.6 MB
NMFS-OPR-23Proceedings of the International workshop on the trade in stony corals: Development of Sustainable Management GuidelinesBruckner, Andrew W.2002944 KB
NMFS-OPR-22Priorities for Effective Management of Coral DiseasesBruckner, Andrew W.2002800 KB
NMFS-OPR-21Report of a workshop on developing recovery criteria for large whale speciesAngliss, Robyn P. et al.2002201 KB
NMFS-OPR-20Ship traffic patterns in right whale critical habitat: Year one of the mandatory ship reporting systemSilber, Gregory K. et al.2002866 KB
NMFS-OPR-19Workshop to design an experiment to determine the effects of longline gear modifications on sea turtle bycatch ratesEdited by: Bolten, Alan B. et al.2000880 KB
NMFS-OPR-18A protocol for use of shortnose and Atlantic sturgeonMoser, Mary L. et al.2000384 KB
NMFS-OPR-17Domoic acid toxicity in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) stranded along the central California coast, May-October 1998Gulland, Frances20001.9 MB
NMFS-OPR-16Marine aquaculture, marine mammals, and marine turtles interactions workshopMoore and Wieting, editors20001.1 MB
NMFS-OPR-15Gross evidence of human-induced mortality in small cetaceansRead and Murray20001.7 MB
NMFS-OPR-14Development of a process for the long-term monitoring of MMPA category I and II commercial. Proceedings of a workshop held in Silver Spring, Maryland, 15-16 June 1998Didier and Cornish19996.2 MB
NMFS-OPR-13Differentiating Serious and Non-serious Injury of Marine Mammals Taken Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations: Proceedings of the Serious Injury Workshop; 1-2 April 1997, Silver Spring, MDAngliss and DeMaster19983.3 MB
NMFS-OPR-12Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks: Report of the GAMMS Workshop April 3-5, 1996, Seattle, WashingtonWade and Angliss1997273 KB
NMFS-OPR-11Report of the Workshop to Assess Research and Other Needs and Opportunities Related to Humpback Whale Management in the Hawaiian IslandsPayne et al.1997482 KB
NMFS-OPR-10Acoustic Deterrence of Harmful Marine Mammal-Fishery InteractionsReeves et al.19962.9 MB
NMFS-OPR-9National Contingency Plan for Response to Unusual Marine Mammal Mortality EventsWilkinson199611.9 MB
NMFS-OPR-8Rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals: an analysis of current views and practicesSt. Aubin et al.19961.7 MB
NMFS-OPR-7Pelatic longline fishery-sea turtle interactionsWilliams et al.1996602 KB
NMFS-OPR-6U.S. marine mammal stock assessments: guidelines for preparation, background, and a summary of the 1995 assessmentsBarlow et al.1995234 KB
NMFS-OPR-5Evaluation of a fisheries model for the harvest of hawksbill sea turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata, in CubaHeppell et al.19954.4 MB
NMFS-OPR-4Coastal stock(s) of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin: Status review and managementWang et al.19945.4 MB
NMFS-OPR-3Review of the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle headstart programEckert et al.1994486 KB
NMFS-OPR-94-3Pinniped Forensic, Necropsy, and Tissue Collection GuideDierauf, L.A.19942.9 MB
NMFS-OPR-94-2Marine mammal health and stranding response program: program development planBecker et al.19941.5 MB
NMFS-OPR-94-1NMFS Observer Programs: Minutes and recommendations from a workshop held in Galveston, TX Nov 10-11, 1993Credle et al.19947.8 MB

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Updated: November 4, 2013