Serious injury determinations for small cetaceans and pinnipeds caught in commercial fisheries off the northeast US coast, 2014

Frederick W. Wenzel, Elizabeth Josephson & Marjorie Lyssikatos
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to estimate annual levels of human-caused mortality and serious injury to marine mammal stocks (section 117) and to categorize commercial fisheries based on their level of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals (section 118). A serious injury is defined as an injury that is more likely than not to result in mortality. Serious injury (SI) determinations were addressed at NMFS-convened...
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