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2017 April Meeting

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team Meeting
April 25-27, 2017
Providence, RI


This website is intended to support deliberations of the Federally-appointed Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team. Specifically, the Team uses this site to access meeting documents, presentations, and interim draft work products developed by the Team; documents are not considered "final" unless specifically noted as such.


Meeting Documents 

Day 1 

  1. Agenda
  2. Pace Presentation
  3. Corkeron Presentation
  4. Morin Presentation
  5. Henry Presentation
  6. MMC Letter 

Day 2

  1. Knowlton Presentation
  2. Werner Presentation
  3. Scientific Journal Articles
    1. Arthur LH, McLellan WA, Piscitelli MA, Rommel SA, Woodward BL, Winn JP, Potter CW, Pabst DA. 2015. Estimating maximal force output of cetaceans using axial locomotor muscle morphology. Marine Mammal Science 31: 1401-1426.
    2. Knowlton AR, Robbins J, Landry S, McKenna HA, Kraus SD, Werner TB. 2015. Effects of fishing rope strength on the severity of large whale entanglements. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12590
    3. Pettis HM, Rolland RM, Hamilton PK, Knowlton AR, Burgess EA, Kraus SD. 2017. Body condition changes arising from natural factors and fishing gear entanglements in North Atlantic right whales Eubalaena glacialis. Endangered Species Research 32: 237-249. 
    4. van der Hoop JM, Corkeron P, Moore M. 2016. Entanglement is a costly life history stage in large whales. Ecology and Evolution 00:1-15. DOI:10.1002/ece3.2615
    5. Robbins J, Knowlton AR, Landry S. 2015. Apparent survival of North Atlantic right whales after entanglement in fishing gear. Biological Conservation 191: 421-427.
    6. van der Hoop JM, Nowacek DP, Moore MJ, Triantafyllou MS. 2017. Swimming kinematics and efficiency of entangled North Atlantic right whales. Endangered Species Research 32: 1-17.
    7. van der Hoop JM, Corkeron P, Henry AG, Knowlton AR, Moore MJ. 2017. Predicting lethal entanglements as a consequence of drag from fishing gear. Marine Pollution Bulletin 115: 91-104.
  4. South Shore Lobstermen's Association Exemption Request
    1. Cover letter
    2. Gear modifications proposal
      1. Process for considering gear modifications under the ALWTRP
    3. Exemption proposal
      1. Process for considering gear modifications under the ALWTR
    4. Chart
  5. Lineless Gear Background
    1. 2010 Concept paper
    2. 2011 Lineless gear presentations

Day 3

  1. Burns Presentation
  2. Reporting Survey