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Strategic Plan for Conducting Large Geographic Scale, Ship-Based Surveys o Support the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection and Endangered Species Acts

Title:
Strategic Plan for Conducting Large Geographic Scale, Ship-Based Surveys o Support the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection and Endangered Species Acts
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
003-000-00696-4
ISBN:
9780160938627
Description

The motivation for this strategic plan is to provide a national, unified approach for meeting science needs in partial support of the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The specific objective is to provide a framework for discussion of ship time with respect to, chiefly, cetacean science needs. The plan presented here is meant to aid in strategic planning for these science requirements in the context of other National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) priorities and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Healthy Ocean Goal. In particular, it is hoped that a proactive and comprehensive strategic plan based on a predictable schedule and geographic area rotation will facilitate the continuation, and in some cases, the initial implementation of, research that will provide the majority of data required to meet NMFS’ cetacean-related mandates.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................ 1

MOTIVATION AND OBJECTIVES ............................................................................................. 3

SCOPE ............................................................................................................................................ 5

The Survey Model and Survey Regions ....................................................................................... 5

ASSESSING SEA DAY REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................. 6

ASSESSING SURVEY FREQUENCY ....................................................................................... 10

AN EXAMPLE PLAN ................................................................................................................. 10

OPTIONS FOR DECREASING SEA-DAY REQUIREMENTS ................................................ 12

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS .......................................................................................... 15

THE FUTURE .............................................................................................................................. 15

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .......................................................................................................... 17

LITERATURE CITED ................................................................................................................. 17

Audience

This report would be helpful to anyone involved with sea navigation in areas where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is actively working to implement the requirements of the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  In addition, marine biologists and related researchers may find this report useful to their work, as well as environmentalists, policymakers, and Members of Congress and committees dedicated to environmental protection and animal welfare.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$19.00
International Price:
$26.60
Publisher:
Commerce Dept., NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Author:
  • Ballance, Lisa T.
Year/Pages:
2017: 24 pages : color maps
Key Phrases:
  • NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS F SPO 169
  • Marine Mammal Protection
  • Geographical Research
  • Endangered Species
Weight:
0.3125
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/28/2017
Last Status Update:
06/06/2017
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