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Title 50Chapter IISubchapter CPart 219Subpart A → §219.3

Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
Subpart A—Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Southwest Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Research in the California Current

§219.3   Permissible methods of taking.

(a) Under LOAs issued pursuant to §216.106 and §219.7 of this chapter, the Holder of the LOA (hereinafter “SWFSC”) may incidentally, but not intentionally, take marine mammals within the area described in §219.1(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 §219.1(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) Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus)—346;

(B) Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)—14;

(C) Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)—13;

(D) Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)—1;

(E) Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)—33;

(F) Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)—24;

(G) Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)—65;

(H) Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale (Kogia spp.)—42;

(I) Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)—146;

(J) Baird's beaked whale (Berardius bairdii)—34;

(K) Hubbs', Blainville's, ginkgo-toothed, Perrin's, lesser, or Stejneger's beaked whales (Mesoplodon spp.)—40;

(L) Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)—32;

(M) Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)—301;

(N) Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinis capensis)—348;

(O) Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinis delphis)—5,592;

(P) Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)—378;

(Q) Northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis)—176;

(R) Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)—188;

(S) Killer whale (Orcinus orca)—13;

(T) Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)—12;

(U) Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)—682; and

(V) Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)—1,365.

(ii) Pinnipeds:

(A) Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii townsendi)—134;

(B) Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus), California stock—236;

(C) Northern fur seal, Pribilof Islands/Eastern Pacific stock—11,555;

(D) California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)—4,302;

(E) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)—1,055;

(F) Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)—910; and

(G) Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)—4,743.

(2) Mortality (midwater trawl gear only):

(i) Cetaceans:

(A) Bottlenose dolphin (California, Oregon, and Washington offshore stock)—8;

(B) Bottlenose dolphin (California coastal stock)—3;

(C) Striped dolphin—11;

(D) Long-beaked common dolphin—11;

(E) Short-beaked common dolphin—11;

(F) Pacific white-sided dolphin—35;

(G) Northern right whale dolphin—10;

(H) Risso's dolphin—11;

(I) Harbor porpoise—5;

(J) Dall's porpoise—5;

(K) Unidentified cetacean (Family Delphinidae or Family Phocoenidae)—1.

(ii) Pinnipeds:

(A) Northern fur seal—5;

(B) California sea lion—20;

(C) Steller sea lion—9;

(D) Harbor seal—9;

(E) Northern elephant seal—5; and

(F) Unidentified pinniped—1.

(3) Mortality (pelagic longline gear only):

(i) Cetaceans:

(A) Pygmy or dwarf sperm whale—1;

(B) Bottlenose dolphin—1;

(C) Striped dolphin—1;

(D) Long-beaked common dolphin—1;

(E) Short-beaked common dolphin—1;

(F) Risso's dolphin—1; and

(G) Short-finned pilot whale—1.

(ii) Pinnipeds:

(A) California sea lion—5;

(B) Steller sea lion—1; and

(C) Unidentified pinniped—1.

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