NMFS Announces a Public Outreach Meeting to Provide Information on the Atlantic Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan, Final Rule, and Regulatory Requirements to Reduce Serious Injury and Mortality of Pilot Whales and Risso’s Dolphins August 31, 2009
NMFS Announces Availability of a Revised List of Approved Dehooking Equipment in the Pelagic and Bottom Longline Fisheries- Email Notice and Federal Register Notice Feb 15, 2007 The list of required gear is provided below
- Table 1. NMFS Approved Models for Equipment Needed for the Careful Release of Sea Turtles Caught in Hook and Line Fisheries
- NOAA Tech Memo 580. Careful Release Protocols for Sea Turtle Release with Minimal Injury
Sea Turtle Handling/Release Placards*
Marine Mammal Handling/Release Placard*
*Sea Turtle and Marine Mammal Handling/Release placards are required to be posted in the wheelhouse of certain commercial fishing vessels. For more information, please see the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations regarding the sea turtle placard regulations and the marine mammal placard regulatioins.
Circle &“J” Hooks and “Drop-Back Time”: A Comparative Hook Performance Study of the South Florida Recreational Live Bait Fishery for Sailfish -- Powerpoint Presentation by E. D. Prince, D. Snodgrass, E. S. Orbesen, J. Schratwieser, & J. E. Serafy
Reduction of Sea Turtle Bycatch and Bycatch Mortality in the Pelagic Longline Fishery
Reduction of Sea Turtle Bycatch and Bycatch Mortality in the Pelagic Longline Fishery - Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (entire document)
June 22, 2008.
Final Environmental Impact Statement to Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch and Bycatch Mortality in HMS FIsheries (2002):
Hard copies are available by contacting Karyl Brewster-Geisz.