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The Take Reduction Team
Northeast Sub-Group 2010 Meeting

November 30 - December 3, 2010
Providence, RI

Meeting Documents


---Day One---

* to be provided at TRT meeting

  1. General Meeting Information
    1. Draft Agenda
    2. Proposed Ground Rules
    3. 2010 TRT Member Roster
    4. List of ALWTRT Meeting Materials
  2. Gear Research Materials
    1. UNH Grant Report-- Time Tension Line Cutter
    2. UNH Grant Report--An Automated RFID and GPS Fixed Gear Identification System for Onboard Real-time Data Collection
    3. PCCS/MDMF Grant Report-- Investigation of Practical Aspects of Marking Fixed Fishing Gear With Coded Wire Tags To Better Understand Whale Entanglement
    4. ALWTRP Draft Whale Research Matrix
    5. ALWTRP Draft Gear Research Matrix
  3. 2009 ALWTRT Meeting Follow-up Materials
    1. Updates on ALWTRP since 2009
    2. ALWTRP Vertical Line Rule Development and Plan Monitoring Schedule
    3. Update on Actions Items since 2009
    4. Process for considering exemptions
    5. Key Outcomes of Mid-Atlantic data workshop
    6. Gear marking concept paper
    7. Lineless Fishing concept paper
  4. Background Information
    1. Large Whale Entanglement and Ship Strike Report 2008
    2. 2009 & 2010 Preliminary Large Whale and Ship Strike Summary
    3. Reports/Materials from States
      1. Maine
      2. Massachusetts
      3. Connecticut
      4. Rhode Island

---Day Two---

  1. Materials from Industrial Economics

---Day Three---

  1. The Nature Conservancy NW Atlantic Marine Ecoregional Assessment
  2. Draft 2010 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
  3. Draft 2010 Stock Assessment Report Summary Table with PBR information

---Day Four---

  1. Key Outcomes of Scarification Workshop
  2. Update on ALWTRP Monitoring Strategy
  3. ALWTRP Monitoring Strategy Presentation]
  4. Criteria for Vertical Line Reduction Proposals

---Working Group---

  1. Work Group Agenda for 1/25/2011
  2. North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Co-Occurrence
  3. NARWC SPUE data
  4. Comparison of NARWC and NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center Co-Occurrence
  5. Comparison of NARWC and NMFS SPUE data
  6. 1/25/2011 Meeting Summary
  7. 3/9/2011 Meeting Agenda
  8. Action Items from 1/25/2011 Meeting
  9. Anchored Entanglements
  10. NARWC Monthly Survey Effort Presentation
  11. NARWC SPUE Data Presentation
  12. Number of Vertical Lines Presentation
  13. Comparison of MA Buoy Line Estimates Presentation
  14. Co-occurrence of Vertical Line and NARWC SPUE Presentation
  15. 3/9/2011 Meeting Summary
  16. Co-occurrence maps on NOAA Charts
    1. Right Whale
    2. Right Whale and Humpback Whale