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Title 50Chapter IISubchapter CPart 219Subpart C → §219.23


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


§219.23   Permissible methods of taking.

(a) Under LOAs issued pursuant to §§216.106 and 219.27 of this chapter, the Holder of the LOA (hereinafter “SWFSC”) may incidentally, but not intentionally, take marine mammals within the area described in §219.21(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 §219.21(a) of this chapter is limited to the indicated number of takes on an annual basis of the following species and is limited to Level B harassment:

(1) Cetaceans:

(i) Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis)—1;

(ii) Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)—92;

(iii) Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)—6;

(iv) Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)—114;

(v) Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)—3;

(vi) Arnoux' beaked whale (Berardius arnuxii)—37;

(vii) Southern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)—37;

(viii) Hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)—12;

(ix) Killer whale (Orcinus orca)—11;

(x) Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas)—43; and

(xi) Spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)—12.

(2) Pinnipeds:

(i) Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii townsendi)—553;

(ii) Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina)—6;

(iii) Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)—4;

(iv) Crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga)—7; and

(v) Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)—5.

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