NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-212
Summary of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) bycatch and levels of compliance in the northeast and mid–Atlantic gillnet fisheries after the implementation of the Take Reduction Plan: 1 January 1999 – 31 May 2007Debra Palka1, Christopher D. Orphanides2, and Melissa L. Warden3
1NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
2NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 28 Tarzwell Dr., Narragansett RI 02882
3Integrated Statistics, Inc., 16 Sumner St., Woods Hole, MA 02543
Web version posted January 5, 2010Citation: Palka D, Orphanides CD, Warden ML. 2009. Summary of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) bycatch and levels of compliance in the northeast and mid-Atlantic gillnet fisheries after the implementation of the Take Reduction Plan: 1 January 1999-31 May 2007. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NE 212; 89 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/publications/
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