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Title 50Chapter IISubchapter CPart 219Subpart B → §219.13


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 219—REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TAKING AND IMPORTING OF MARINE MAMMALS
Subpart B—Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Southwest Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Research in the Eastern Tropical Pacific


§219.13   Permissible methods of taking.

(a) Under LOAs issued pursuant to §§216.106 and 219.17 of this chapter, the Holder of the LOA (hereinafter “SWFSC”) may incidentally, but not intentionally, take marine mammals within the area described in §219.11(b) of this chapter, provided the activity is in compliance with all terms, conditions, and requirements of the regulations in this subpart and the appropriate LOA.

(b) The incidental take of marine mammals under the activities identified in §219.11(a) of this chapter is limited to the indicated number of takes on an annual basis (by Level B harassment) or over the five-year period of validity of these regulations (by mortality) of the following species:

(1) Level B harassment:

(i) Cetaceans:

(A) Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)—1;

(B) Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni)—4;

(C) Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)—2;

(D) Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)—4;

(E) Dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima)—14;

(F) Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)—24;

(G) Longman's beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus)—1;

(H) Blainville's, ginkgo-toothed, or lesser beaked whales (Mesoplodon spp.)—30;

(I) Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)—45;

(J) Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)—139;

(K) Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)—401;

(L) Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata)—1,088;

(M) Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)—442;

(N) Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinis capensis)—173;

(O) Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinis delphis)—1,300;

(P) Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)—121;

(Q) Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)—18;

(R) Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)—46;

(S) Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra)—19;

(T) Pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata)—17;

(U) False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)—17;

(V) Killer whale (Orcinus orca)—3; and

(W) Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)—723.

(ii) Pinnipeds:

(A) Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii townsendi)—66;

(B) California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)—1,442;

(C) South American sea lion (Otaria byronia)—1,442; and

(D) Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)—3,248.

(2) Mortality (pelagic longline gear only):

(i) Cetaceans:

(A) Dwarf sperm whale—1;

(B) Rough-toothed dolphin—1;

(C) Bottlenose dolphin—1;

(D) Striped dolphin—1;

(E) Pantropical spotted dolphin—1;

(F) Long-beaked common dolphin—1;

(G) Short-beaked common dolphin—1;

(H) Risso's dolphin—1;

(I) False killer whale—1; and

(J) Short-finned pilot whale—1.

(ii) Pinnipeds:

(A) California sea lion—5;

(B) South American sea lion—5; and

(C) Unidentified pinniped—1.

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