U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments
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U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments

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  • Alternative Title:
    United States Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments
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    "The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) were required to produce stock assessment reports for all marine mammal stocks in waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone under the1994 amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This document contains the stock assessment reports for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stocks under NMFS jurisdiction. Marine mammal species which are under the management jurisdiction of the USFWS are not included in this report. The Sea Sampling Investigations Unit at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the Oceanic Pelagic Resources Division at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center Miami Laboratory provided marine mammal by-catch and fisheries effort data. The Southeast U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network provided data on stranded marine mammals in the NMFS Southeast Region and information on stranded marine mammals in the NMFS Northeast Region was provided by the NMFS Northeast Regional Office. Amy Woodhead produced the cover illustration and Mary Nuñez proof-read the final draft. The authors wish to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the Atlantic Scientific Review Group which provided the authors with constructive criticism of the draft assessment reports. Members of the Atlantic Scientific Review Group who reviewed draft assessment reports are: Solange Brault, Joseph DeAlteris, James R. Gilbert, Michael J. Harris, Robert D. Kenney, James G. Mead, Daniel K. Odell, Andrew J. Read, and Randall S. Wells. Their comments greatly improved the quality of the reports. The authors also appreciate the thoughtful reviews and comments of the Marine Mammal Commission, the Humane Society of the United States, and the NMFS Southeast and Northeast Regional Offices. The exhaustive review and comments of Paul Wade of NMFS Office of Protected Resources greatly improved the technical quality of the reports. Any omissions or errors are the sole responsibility of the authors. This is a working document and individual stock assessment reports will be updated as new information becomes available and as changes to marine mammal stocks and fisheries occur; therefore, each stock assessment report is intended to be a stand alone document. The authors solicit any new information or comments which would improve future stock assessment reports. This is Southeast Fisheries Science Center Contribution MIA-94/95-3"--Preface.
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    by Robert A. Blaylock, James W. Hain, Larry J. Hansen, Debra L. Palka, and Gordon T. Warin, with contributions from Kathryn Bisack, Mark Bravington, Simon Northridge, Janeen Quintal, Belinda Rubenstein, and Amy Williams

    "July 1995."

    Also available online in PDF format via the NOAA Central Libraries.

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-209).

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