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RECENT NEWS

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

Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team (PLTRT) website
Final Rule for PLTRT May 15, 2009
Compliace Guide for PLTRT

NMFS Reminds Fishermen to Avoid Harassment and Possible Injury to Large Whales Commonly Seen by Vessels Engaged in Tuna Fishing September 4, 2008

Reminder to All Pelagic Longline Fishermen Participating in Fisheries for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Sept 25, 2007

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


REQUIRED GEAR

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.

HMS Workshops: Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

Point of Contact for Further Information

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: Federal Register Notice

 


BIOLOGICAL OPINIONS

June 14, 2001 HMS Biological Opinion (BiOp) Regarding Interactions with Endangered Species

June 1, 2004 HMS Biological Opinion Regarding Interactions with Endangered Species

Dec. 12, 2012 HMS Biological Opinion (BiOp) Regarding Interactions with Endangered Species

 

Final Environmental Impact Statement to Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch and Bycatch Mortality in HMS FIsheries (2002):

Environmental Impact Statement .pdf version

Hard copies are available by contacting Karyl Brewster-Geisz.

 

 

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