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AGENCY:

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of list of fisheries for 2000.

SUMMARY:

NMFS provides notification that the List of Fisheries (LOF) published on February 24, 1999, remains in effect.

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS must place all U.S. commercial fisheries on the LOF, which categorizes those fisheries based upon the level of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs in that fishery. The categorization of a fishery in the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements. The intent of this action is to provide notice that the LOF remains in effect.

ADDRESSES:

See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for addresses of NMFS Regional Offices, where fishery participants may obtain information on registering and reporting.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patricia Lawson, Office of Protected Resources, 301-713-2322; Kim Thounhurst, Northeast Region, 978-281-9138; Kathy Wang, Southeast Region, 727-570-5312; Irma Lagomarsino, Southwest Region, 562-980-4016; Brent Norberg, Northwest Region, 206-526-6733; Brian Fadely, Alaska Region, 907-586-7642. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 118 of the MMPA requires that NMFS place all U.S. commercial fisheries into one of three categories (I, II, III) based on the level of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs in that fishery. The categorization of a fishery in the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements. The most recent LOF was published in the Federal Reister on February 24, 1999 (64 FR 9067).

Participants in a Category I or II Fishery are required to be registered under MMPA section 118. This section requires that such participants provide the name of the vessel owner and operator, the name and description of the vessel, the fisheries in which it will be engaged, the approximate time, duration and location of such fishery operations, and the general type and nature of use of the fishing gear and techniques used.

NMFS generally provides registration and reporting forms to fishery participants for their use. However, the Office of Management and Budget(OMB) approval for NMFS registration and reporting forms expired on December 31, 1999. Accordingly, NMFS may not require that participants in a fishery use its forms to register until OMB approval has been received. NMFS expects to have OMB approval by May 2000 and will publish notice in the Federal Register of OMB approval when received. Nonetheless, under section 118 of the MMPA, fishery participants still remain obligated to register and report as required by MMPA section 118. Failure to register or report. Failure to register or report in accordance with MMPA section 118 is a violation of the MMPA. Some states have integrated the Start Printed Page 24449NMFS registration process into the existing state fishery registration progran and are exempt from submitting a registration packet. For a list of fisheries that have integrated registration programs, see 64 FR 9068 (February 24, 1999). Fishery participants that do not have an intergrated registration program maay register with and report to the following regional offices:

NMFS, Northeast Region, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298, Attn: Sandra Arvilla;

NMFS, Southeast Region, 9721 Executive Center Drive North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, Attn: Joyce Mochrie;

NMFS, Southwest Region, Protected Species Management Division, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213, Attn: Don Peterson;

NMFS, Northwest Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Attn: Permits Office;

NMFS, Alaska Region, Protected Resources, P.O. Box 22668, 709 West 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99802, Attn: Ursula Jorgensen.

The following tables list U.S. commercial fisheries according to their assigned categories under section 118 of the MMPA. When possible, we express the estimated number of vessels in terms of the number of active participants in the fishery. If this information is not available, we provide the estimated number of vessels or persons licensed for a particular fishery. If no recent information is available on the number of participants in a fishery, we use the number from the 1998 LOF. The tables also list the marine mammal species/stocks that are incidentally killed or injured in each fishery based on observer data, logbook data, stranding reports, and fishers reports. This list includes all species or stocks known to incur injury or mortality for a given fishery; however, not all species or stocks identified are necessarily independently responsible for a fisheries categorization. There are a few fisheries that are in Category II that do not have any recently documented interactions with marine mammals; the justification for categorization of these fisheries are by analogy to similar gear types that are known to injure or kill marine mammals, as discussed in the final LOF for 1996 (60 FR 45086, December 28, 1995).

Commercial fisheries in the Pacific Ocean are listed in Table 1—commercial fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean are listed in Table 2. An asterisk (*) indicates that the stock is a strategic stock; a plus (+) indicates that the stock is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Table 1.—List of Fisheries

Commercial Fisheries in the Pacific Ocean

Fishery DescriptionEstimated # of vessels/personsMarine mammal species/stocks incidentally killed/injured
Category I
GILLNET FISHERIES:
CA angel shark/halibut and other species large mesh (>3.5in) set gillnet58Harbor porpoise, central CA Common dolphin, short-beaked, CA/OR/WA Common dolphin, long-beaked CA California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, CA Northern elephant seal, CA breeding Sea otter, CA
CA/OR thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet130Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.*+ Sperm whale, CA/OR/WA*+ Dall's porpoise, CA/OR/WA Pacific white sided dolphin, CA/OR/WA Risso's dolphin, CA/OR/WA Bottlenose dolphin, CA/OR/WA offshore Short-beaked common dolphin CA/OR/WA Long-beaked common dolphin CA/OR/WA Northern right whale dolphin, CA/OR/WA Short-finned pilot whale, CA/OR/WA* Baird's beaked whale, CA/OR/WA Mesoplodont beaked whale, CA/OR/WA Cuvier's beaked whale, CA/OR/WA Pygmy sperm whale, CA/OR/WA California sea lion, U.S. Northern elephant seal, CA breeding Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA-Mexico* Minke whale, CA/OR/WA Striped dolphin, CA/OR/WA Killer whale, CA/OR/WA Pacific coast Northern fur seal, San Miguel Island
Category II
GILLNET FISHERIES:
Prince William Sound salmon drift gillnet509Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Harbor seal, GOA* Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific Harbor porpoise, GOA Dall's porpoise, AK Start Printed Page 24450
AK Peninsula/ Aleutian Islands salmon drift gillnet163Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Harbor seal, GOA Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea Dall's porpoise, AK
AK Peninsula/ Aleutian Islands salmon set gillnet110Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea
AK Southeast Alaska salmon drift gillnet439Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.*+ Harbor seal, Southeast AK Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific Harbor porpoise, Southeast AK Dall's porpoise, AK Humpback whale, central North Pacific*+
AK Cook Inlet salmon drift gillnet560Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Harbor seal, GOA* Harbor porpoise, GOA Dall's porpoise, AK Beluga, Cook Inlet*
AK Cook Inlet salmon set gillnet604Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Harbor seal, GOA* Harbor porpoise, GOA Beluga, Cook Inlet* Dall's porpoise, AK
AK Yakutat salmon set gillnet139Harbor seal, Southeast AK Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific
AK Kodiak salmon set gillnet172Harbor seal, GOA* Harbor porpoise, GOA Sea otter, AK
AK Bristol Bay salmon drift gillnet1,884Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Harbor seal, Bering Sea Beluga, Bristol Bay Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific Spotted seal, AK Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific
AK Bristol Bay salmon set gillnet941Harbor seal, Bering Sea Beluga, Bristol Bay Gray whale, Eastern North Pacific Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Spotted seal, AK
AK Metlakatla/ Annette Island salmon drift gillnet60None documented
WA Puget Sound Region salmon drift gillnet (includes all inland waters south of US-Canada border and eastward of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line—Treaty Indian fishing is excluded)725Harbor porpoise, inland WA Dall's porpoise, CA/OR/WA Harbor seal, WA inland
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:
CA anchovy, mackerel, tuna purse seine150Bottlenose dolphin, CA/OR/WA offshore California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, CA
CA squid purse seine65Short-finned pilot whale, CA/OR/WA*
AK Southeast Alaska salmon purse seine357Humpback whale, central North Pacific*+
TRAWL FISHERIES:
AK miscellaneous finfish pair trawl4None documented
LONGLINE FISHERIES:
OR swordfish floating longline2None documented
OR blue shark floating longline1None documented
Category III
GILLNET FISHERIES:
AK Prince William Sound salmon set gillnet26Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Harbor seal, GOA*
AK Kuskokwim, Yukon, Norton Sound, Kotzebue salmon gillnet1,491None documented
AK roe herring and food/bait herring gillnet1,687None documented
WA, OR herring, smelt, shad, sturgeon, bottom fish, mullet perch, rockfish gillnet913None documented
WA Willapa Bay drift gillnet82Harbor seal, OR/WA coast Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
WA Grays Harbor salmon drift gillnet (excluding treaty Tribal fishing)24Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
WA, OR lower Columbia River (includes tributaries) drift gillnet110California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, OR/WA coast Start Printed Page 24451
CA set and drift gillnet fisheries that use a stretched mesh size of 3.5 in or less341None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish set gillnet4Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+
Hawaii gillnet115Bottlenose dolphin, HI Spinner dolphin, HI
PURSE SEINE, BEACH SEINE, ROUND HAUL AND THROW NET FISHERIES:
AK salmon purse seine (except Southeast Alaska, which is in Category II)586Harbor seal, GOA*
AK salmon beach seine6None documented
AK roe herring and food/bait herring purse seine517None documented
AK roe herring and food/bait herring beach seine1None documented
AK Metlakatla salmon purse seine10None documented
AK octopus/squid purse seine2None documented
CA herring purse seine100Bottlenose dolphin, CA coastal California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, CA
CA sardine purse seine120None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish purse seine4None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish beach seine1None documented
WA salmon purse seine440None documented
WA salmon reef net53None documented
WA, OR herring, smelt, squid purse seine or lampara130None documented
WA (all species) beach seine or drag seine235None documented
HI purse seine18None documented
HI opelu/akule net16None documented
HI throw net, cast net47None documented
DIP NET FISHERIES:
WA, OR smelt, herring dip net119None documented
CA squid dip net115None documented
MARINE AQUACULTURE FISHERIES:
WA, OR salmon net pens14California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, WA inland waters
CA salmon enhancement rearing pen>1None documented
OR salmon ranch1None documented
TROLL FISHERIES:
AK salmon troll1,149Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.*+
CA/OR/WA salmon troll4,300None documented
AK north Pacific halibut, AK bottom fish, WA, OR, CA albacore, groundfish, bottom fish, CA halibut non-salmonid troll fisheries1,354None documented
HI trolling, rod and reel1,795None documented
Guam tuna troll50None documented
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands tuna troll50None documented
American Samoa tuna troll<50None documented
HI net unclassified106None documented
LONGLINE/SET LINE FISHERIES:
AK state waters groundfish longline/set line840None documented
Miscellaneous finfish/groundfish longline/set line594Harbor seal, GOA* Harbor seal, Bering Sea Dall's porpoise, AK Steller sea lion, Western U.S, Harbor seal, Southeast AK Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
HI swordfish, tuna, billfish, mahi mahi, wahoo, oceanic sharks longline/set line140Hawaiian monk seal*+ Humpback whale, Central North Pacific*+ Risso's dolphin, HI Bottlenose dolphin, HI Spinner dolphin, HI Short-finned pilot whale, HI
WA, OR North Pacific halibut longline/set line350None documented
AK southern Bering Sea, Aleutian Islandsand Western Gulf of Alaskasablefish longline/set line (federally regulated waters)762Northern elephant seal, CA breeding Killer whale, resident Killer whale, transient Steller sea lion, Western U.S. Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific Dall's porpoise, AK
AK halibut, longline/set line (state and Federal waters)2,882Steller sea lion, Western U.S.
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AK octopus/squid longline2None documented
CA shark/bonito longline/set line10None documented
TRAWL FISHERIES:
WA, OR, CA shrimp trawl300None documented
AK shrimp otter trawl and beam trawl (statewide and Cook Inlet)62None documented
AK Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl201Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Harbor seal, GOA* Dall's porpoise, AK Northern elephant seal, CA breeding
AK Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish trawl193Steller sea lion, Western U.S.*+ Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Killer whale, resident Killer whale, transient Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific Harbor porpoise, Bering Sea Harbor seal, Bering Sea Harbor seal, GOA* Bearded seal, AK Ringed seal, AK Spotted seal, AK Dall's porpoise, AK Ribbon seal, AK Northern elephant seal, CA breeding Sea otter, Southwest AK Pacific Walrus , AK
AK state-managed waters of Cook Inlet, Kachemak Bay, Prince William Sound, Southeast AK groundfish trawl5None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish otter or beam trawl312None documented
AK food/bait herring trawl4None documented
WA, OR, CA groundfish trawl585Steller sea lion, Eastern U.S.*+ Northern fur seal, Eastern Pacific* Pacific white-sided dolphin, central North Pacific Dall's porpoise, CA/OR/WA California sea lion, U.S. Harbor seal, OR/WA coast
POT, RING NET, AND TRAP FISHERIES:
AK crustacean pot1,496Harbor porpoise, Southeast AK
AK Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska finfish pot274Harbor porpoise, SDoutheast AK Harbor seal, GOA* Harbor seal, Bering Sea Sea otter, Southwest AK
WA, OR, CA sablefish pot176None documented
WA, OR, CA crab pot1,478None documented
WA, OR shrimp pot & trap254None documented
CA lobster, prawn, shrimp, rock crab, fish pot608Sea otter, CA
OR, CA hagfish pot or trap25None documented
HI lobster trap15Hawaiian monk seal*+
HI crab trap22None documented
HI fish trap19None documented
HI shrimp trap5None documented
HANDLINE AND JIG FISHERIES:
AK North Pacific halibut handline and mechanical jig266None documented
AK miscellaneous finfish handline and mechanical jig258None documented
AK octopus/squid handline2None documented
WA groundfish, bottomfish jig679None documented
HI aku boat, pole and line54None documented
HI inshore handline650Bottlenose dolphin, HI
HI deep sea bottomfish434Hawaiian monk seal*+
HI tuna144Rough-toothed dolphin, HI Bottlenose dolphin, HI Hawaiian monk seal*+
Guam bottomfish<50None documented
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands bottomfish<50None documented
American Samoa bottomfish<50None documented
HARPOON FISHERIES:
CA swordfish harpoon228None documented
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AK Southeast AK Alaska herring food/bait pound net154None documented
WA herring brush weir1None documented
BAIT PENS
WA/OR/CA bait pens13None documented
DREDGE FISHERIES:
Coastwide scallop dredge106None documented
DIVE, HAND/MECHANICAL COLLECTION FISHERIES:
AK abalone9None documented
AK dungeness crab3None documented
AK herring spawn-on-kelp200None documented
AK urchin and other fish/shellfish442None documented
AK clam hand shovel62None documented
AK clam mehanical/hydraulic19None documented
WA herring spawn-on-kelp4None documented
WA/OR sea urchin, other clam, octopus, oyster, sea cucumber, scallop, ghost shrimp hand, dive, or mechanical collection637None documented
CA abalone111None documented
CA sea urchin583None documented
HI squiding, spear267None documented
HI lobster diving6None documented
HI coral diving2None documented
HI handpick135None documented
WA shellfish aquaculture684None documented
WA, CA kelp4None documented
HI fish pond10None documented
COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL (CHARTER BOAT) FISHERIES:
AK, WA, OR, CA commercial passenger fishing vessel>4,000None documented
AK octopus/squid ≥other≥19None documented
HI “other”114None documented
LIVE FINFISH/SHELLFISH FISHERIES:
CA finfish and shellfish live trap/hook-and-line93None documented
1 * Marine mammal stock is strategic or is proposed to be listed as strategic in the draft SARs for 1999.
2 + stock is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or as depleted under the MMPA.
3 List of Abbreviations Used in Table 1 AK - Alaska GOA - Gulf of Alaska CA - California OR - Oregon HI - Hawaii WA - Washington

Table 2—List of Fisheries

Commercial Fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean

Fishery DescriptionEstimated # of vessels/personsMarine mammal species/stocks incidentally injured/killed
Category I
GILLNET FISHERIES:
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico large pelagics drift gillnet15North Atlantic right whale, WNA*+ Humpback whale, WNA*+ Sperm whale, WNA*+ Dwarf sperm whale, WNA* Cuvier's beaked whale, WNA* True's beaked whale, WNA* Gervais' beaked whale, WNA* Blainville's beaked whale, WNA* Risso's dolphin, WNA Long-finned pilot whale, WNA* Short-finned pilot whale, WNA* White-sided dolphin, WNA* Common dolphin, WNA* Atlantic spotted dolphin, WNA* Pantropical spotted dolphin, WNA* Striped dolphin, WNA Spinner dolphin, WNA Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Start Printed Page 24454
Northeast sink gillnet341North Atlantic right whale, WNA*+ Humpback whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast Killer whale, WNA White-sided dolphin, WNA* Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Harbor seal, WNA Gray seal, WNA Common dolphin, WNA * Fin whale, WNA *+ Spotted dolphin, WNA False killer whale, WNA Harp seal, WNA
LONGLINE FISHERIES:
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico large pelagics longline361Humpback whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast Risso's dolphin, WNA Long-finned pilot whale, WNA* Short-finned pilot whale, WNA* Common dolphin, WNA* Atlantic spotted dolphin, WNA* Pantropical spotted dolphin, WNA* Striped dolphin, WNA Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore Bottlenose dolphin, GMX Outer Continental Shelf Bottlenose dolphin, GMX Continental Shelf Edge and Slope Atlantic spotted dolphin, Northern GMX Pantropical spotted dolphin, Northern GMX Risso's dolphin, Northern GMX Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
TRAP/POT FISHERIES—LOBSTER:
Gulf of Maine, U.S. mid-Atlantic lobster trap/pot13,000North Atlantic right whale, WNA*+ Humpback whale, WNA*+ Fin whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast White-sided dolphin, WNA* Harbor seal, WNA Harbor seal, WNA
Category II
GILLNET FISHERIES:
U.S. mid-Atlantic coastal gillnet>655Humpback whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+ Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
Gulf of Maine small pelagics surface gillnet133Humpback whale, WNA*+ White-sided dolphin, WNA* Harbor seal, WNA
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic shark gillnet12Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal* North Atlantic right whale, WNA*+
TRAWL FISHERIES:
Atlantic squid, mackerel, butterfish trawl620Common dolphin, WNA* Risso's dolphin, WNA Long-finned pilot whale, WNA* Short-finned pilot whale, WNA* White-sided dolphin, WNA*
Atlantic herring midwater trawl (including pair trawl)17None documented
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:
Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine50Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal
HAUL SEINE FISHERIES:
Mid-Atlantic haul seine25Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal* Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
STOP NET FISHERIES:
North Carolina roe mullet stop net13Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*
Category III
GILLNET FISHERIES:Start Printed Page 24455
Rhode Island, southern Massachusetts (to Monomoy Island), and New York Bight (Raritan and Lower New York Bays) inshore gillnet32Humpback whale, WNA*+ Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+ Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
Long Island Sound inshore gillnet20Humpback whale, WNA*+ Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+ Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
Delaware Bay inshore gillnet60Humpback whale, WNA*+ Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+ Harbor porpoise, GME/BF*
Chesapeake Bay inshore gillnet45None documented
North Carolina inshore gillnet94Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+
Gulf of Mexico inshore gillnet (black drum, sheepshead, weakfish, mullet, spot, croaker)unknownNone documented
Gulf of Maine, Southeast U.S. Atlantic coastal shad, sturgeon gillnet1,285Minke whale, Canadian east coast Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+
Gulf of Mexico coastal gillnet (includes mullet gillnet fishery in LA and MS)unknownBottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, GMX Bay, Sound, & Estuarine*
Florida east coast, Gulf of Mexico pelagics king and Spanish mackerel gillnet271Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, GMX Bay, Sound, & Estuarine*
TRAWL FISHERIES:
North Atlantic bottom trawl1,052Long-finned pilot whale, WNA* Short-finned pilot whale, WNA* Common dolphin, WNA* White-sided dolphin, WNA* Striped dolphin, WNA Bottlenose dolphin, WNA offshore
Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl>18,000Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+
Gulf of Maine northern shrimp trawl320None documented
Gulf of Maine, Mid-Atlantic sea scallop trawl215None documented
Mid-Atlantic mixed species trawl>1,000None documented
Gulf of Mexico butterfish trawl2Atlantic spotted dolphin, Eastern GMX Pantropical spotted dolphin, Eastern GMX
Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland whelk trawl25None documented
Calico scallops trawl200None documented
Bluefish, croaker, flounder trawl550None documented
Crab trawl400None documented
U.S. Atlantic monkfish trawlunknownCommon dolphin, WNA*
MARINE AQUACULTURE FISHERIES:
Finfish aquaculture48Harbor seal, WNA
Shellfish aquacultureunknownNone documented
PURSE SEINE FISHERIES:
Gulf of Maine Atlantic herring purse seine30Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Harbor seal, WNA Gray seal, Northwest North Atlantic
Mid-Atlantic menhaden purse seine22Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+
Gulf of Maine menhaden purse seine50None documented
Florida west coast sardine purse seine10Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal
U.S. Atlantic tuna purse seineunknownNone documented
U.S. Mid-Atlantic hand seine>250None documented
LONGLINE/HOOK-AND-LINE FISHERIES:
Gulf of Maine tub trawl groundfish bottom longline/ hook-and-line46Harbor seal, WNA Gray seal, Northwest North Atlantic
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico snapper-grouper and other reef fish bottom longline/hook-and-line3,800None documented
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico shark bottom longline/hook-and-line124None documented
Gulf of Maine, U.S. Mid-Atlantic tuna, shark swordfish hook-and-line/harpoon26,223None documented
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico & U.S. Mid-Atlantic pelagic hook-and-line/harpoon1,446None documented
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Gulf of Maine, U.S. mid-Atlantic mixed species trap/pot100North Atlantic right whale, WNA*+, Humpback whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Harbor seal, WNA Gray seal, Northwest North Atlantic
U.S. mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. Atlantic black sea bass trap/pot30None documented
U.S. mid-Atlantic eel trap/pot>700None documented
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico blue crab trap/pot20,500Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal* Bottlenose dolphin, Western GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Northern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, Eastern GMX coastal Bottlenose dolphin, GMX Bay, Sound, & Estuarine* West Indian manatee, FL*+
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean spiny lobster trap/pot4,847West Indian manatee, FL*+ Bottlenose dolphin, WNA coastal*+
STOP SEINE/WEIR/POUND FISHERIES:
Gulf of Maine herring and Atlantic mackerel stop seine/weir50North Atlantic right whale, WNA* Humpback whale, WNA*+ Minke whale, Canadian east coast Harbor porpoise, GME/BF* Harbor seal, WNA Gray seal, Northwest North Atlantic
U.S. mid-Atlantic mixed species stop/seine/weir (except the North Carolina roe mullet stop net)500None documented
U.S. mid-Atlantic crab stop seine/weir2,600None documented
DREDGE FISHERIES:
Gulf of Maine, U.S. mid-Atlantic sea scallop dredge233None documented
U.S. mid-Atlantic offshore surfclam and quahog dredge100None documented
Gulf of Maine mussel>50None documented
U.S. mid-Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico oyster7,000None documented
HAUL SEINE FISHERIES:
Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Caribbean haul seine25None documented
BEACH SEINE FISHERIES:
Caribbean beach seine15West Indian manatee, FL+
DIVE, HAND/MECHANICAL COLLECTION FISHERIES:
Gulf of Maine urchin dive, hand/mechanical collection>50None documented
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean shellfish dive, hand/mechanical collection20,000None documented
COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL (CHARTER BOAT) FISHERIES:
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean commercial passenger fishing vessel4,000None documented
1 * Marine mammal stock is strategic or is proposed to be listed as strategic in the draft SARs for 1998.
2 *+ Stock is listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA or as depleted under the MMPA.
3 *List of Abbreviations Used in Table 2 FL - Florida NC - North Carolina GA - Georgia SC - South Carolina GME/BF - Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy TX - Texas GMX - Gulf of Mexico WNA - Western North Atlantic

List of Fisheries for 2001

NMFS is currently conducting a thorough review of the current fisheries classifications and will publish proposed changes to the LOF in the summer of 2000.

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Dated: April 19, 2000.

Andrew A. Rosenberg,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Services.

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