The Resource National Marine Fisheries Service : improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives

National Marine Fisheries Service : improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives

Label
National Marine Fisheries Service : improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives
Title
National Marine Fisheries Service
Title remainder
improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives
Title variation
  • Improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing
  • Marine mammal protection
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Because marine mammals, such as whales and dolphins, often inhabit waters where commercial fishing occurs, they can become entangled in fishing gear, which may injure or kill them--this is referred to as "incidental take." The 1994 amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) require the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to establish take reduction teams for certain marine mammals to develop measures to reduce their incidental takes. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which NMFS (1) can accurately identify the marine mammal stocks--generally a population of animals of the same species located in a common area--that meet the MMPA's requirements for establishing such teams, (2) has established teams for those stocks that meet the requirements, (3) has met the MMPA's deadlines for the teams subject to them, and (4) evaluates the effectiveness of take reduction regulations. GAO reviewed the MMPA, and NMFS data on marine mammals, and take reduction team documents and obtained the views of NMFS officials, scientists, and take reduction team members
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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United States
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  • United States
  • Marine mammals
  • Whales
  • Fisheries
  • Marine resources conservation
Label
National Marine Fisheries Service : improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS111353
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "December 2008."
  • "GAO-09-78."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17607220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 55 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from the GAO web site. Address as of 1/8/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0971.pdf ; current access available via PURL
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 8, 2009)
Label
National Marine Fisheries Service : improvements are needed in the federal process used to protect marine mammals from commercial fishing : report to the Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS111353
Publication
Note
  • "December 2008."
  • "GAO-09-78."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17607220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 55 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from the GAO web site. Address as of 1/8/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0971.pdf ; current access available via PURL
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 8, 2009)

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