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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 1111 Maintain and reinforce habitat protection efforts on nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory ongoing; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 1111-1 Ongoing Predator Studies to determine extent of nest and hatchling depredation Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 121 Identify important marine foraging, breeding and inter-nesting habitats Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Shaver, et al 2013: Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full 121-1 Shaver, et al 2013: Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full Not Started Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 121 Identify important marine foraging, breeding and inter-nesting habitats Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Shaver, et al 2013: Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full 121-2 This is the last year of three year tagging nesting sea turtles at three locations (Padre Island National Seashore, Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas MX and Alta Mira, Tamaulipas MX) at the same time to compare post-nesting movements. Not supported by USFWS Ongoing Current 2014 2016 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 121 Identify important marine foraging, breeding and inter-nesting habitats Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Shaver, et al 2013: Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full 121-3 Determine foraging areas by kernel density analysis Ongoing Not Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 122 Identify & designate marine protected areas to facilitate increased protection of important foraging, breeding, and inter-nesting habitats Ongoing Current National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Coastal States Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory?ongoing; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 211 Protect nesting females Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected *includes costs for tasks 212 & 2131 211-1 Outreach and education, along with daily beach patrols help to prevent poaching on nesting beaches both in Texas and Mexico Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 212 Maintain hatchling production at levels to achieve recovery goals Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected included in 211 212-1 2014: Lower nest numbers resulted in corrals not being filled to capacity, resulting in fewer hatchlings released than in previous years. Not Started Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 2131 Continue monitoring and collecting basic biological information on primary nesting beaches in MX and U.S. Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected included in 211 2131-1 Data parameters collected have been reduced due to discontinuation of DWH Baseline Assessment. Not Started Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 2131 Continue monitoring and collecting basic biological information on primary nesting beaches in MX and U.S. Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected included in 211 2131-2 Funding for the US participation in the bi-national recovery effort has changed from USFWS to restoration funding from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Restoration funds are limited in scope of work done on the beaches (e.g. cannot be used for research), and as a result some basic biological data may not be collected as in the past. Discontinued Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 221 Establish monitoring sites in foraging areas Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Hart (USGS) and Shaver (NPS) paper describing the locations of foraging areas published in 2013.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 222 Determine migratory pathways among foraging grounds and between foraging grounds and nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other Universities, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See action item 121 re: Foraging areas 222-1 See 121... Shaver, et al 2013: Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 222 Determine migratory pathways among foraging grounds and between foraging grounds and nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other Universities, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See action item 121 re: Foraging areas 222-2 Data collection has been completed for a new study, comparing the pathways of post nesting sea turtles from three locations at the same time,over a three year period Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 2231 Implement monitoring programs in recreational and commercial fisheries in U.S. & Mexico Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2231-1 Ongoing monitoring of fishing fleet for illegal fishing, illegal gear, and interactions. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 2231 Implement monitoring programs in recreational and commercial fisheries in U.S. & Mexico Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2231-2 Early Restoration Phase IV for the Deepwater Horizon included $45,000,000 for sea turtle early restoration. A large part of this funding is for increasing observer coverage of the shrimp trawl fleet in the Gulf of Mexico by NOAA, and increased enforcement by Texas Parks and WIldlife within Texas State waters. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 2232 Implement monitoring in the shark fishery in Mexico Ongoing Current FY 2011 National Marine Fisheries Service Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 22341 Maintain regulations in fisheries currently required to use TEDs Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory?ongoing; includes 224
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 22342 Require TEDs in all trawl fisheries of concern Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory ongoing; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 22343 Reduce mortality in gillnet fisheries Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected research and regulatory
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 22344 Reduce mortality in hook and line fisheries Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected research and regulatory 22344-1 Incidental hook and line response: Provide fishing pier operators with protocols to respond to hooked sea turtles with training, signs, and a large net, and local responder contact info. Ongoing Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Piers in the southeast states, including Texas have trained pier operators and installed instructional signs for protocols to recover a hooked sea turtle and contact information for rehabbers. Large nets are also provided to the Pier Operators.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 22344 Reduce mortality in hook and line fisheries Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected research and regulatory 22344-2 Grant funding for a Florida group with NOAA provided signs, nets and protocols for minimizing impacts from sport fishing interactions on fishing piers in Texas. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 224 Ensure enforcement of all fisheries regulations Ongoing Current Other United States Coast Guard , National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected * see 22341
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 321 Implement community social/economic development program Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Agency for Sustainable Development Mexico Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 321-1 A federal program contracts workers for sea turtle nesting detection and protection in the State of Veracruz. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 333 Identify and ensure sustainable sources of funding Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 431 Ensure adequate law enforcement in marine environment Ongoing Current Other United States Coast Guard , National Marine Fisheries Service, Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 1 432 Ensure adequate law enforcement in terrestrial environment Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 1112 Develop & implement a management plan for Kemp?s ridley for Rancho Nuevo Sanctuary Ongoing Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 1112-1 CONANP, the MX counterpart to USFWS is working on management plans announced at KR Recovery Team meeting, November 2014. Planned Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 1113 Expand boundaries of Rancho Nuevo Sanctuary from 23? N Ongoing Not Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 1114 Develop & implement a management plan for Kemp?s ridley for Natural Areas and other sanctuaries Ongoing Not Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 1114-1 The State of Tamaulipas has developed two management plans for the nesting beaches near Tepehuajes and La Pesca. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 1115 Develop and implement a coastal zone management plan throughout Kemp?s nesting distribution in Mexico Ongoing Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 1117 Undertake topographic survey of three main nesting beaches in MX Ongoing Not Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 1117-1 CONANP started initial surveys in 2011. Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 112 Ensure nesting habitat is protected on Texas nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other State of Texas, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory ongoing; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 113 Assess long-term impacts of global climate change on nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 113-1 Nest cavity temperatures have been monitored since the late 1990s and are still being monitored. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 113 Assess long-term impacts of global climate change on nesting beaches Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 113-2 Gulf Land Conservation Coordination (LCC) has developed a Gulf Climate Vulnerability Assessment that includes sea turtles. Not sure when it will be published. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 114 Develop oil spill contingency plan that includes responses at nesting beaches Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service United States Coast Guard , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected regulatory ongoing; routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 114-1 Hazard contingency plans are continually updated in Texas and in Tamaulipas. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 123 Ensure oil and gas exploration and development activities do not negatively affect foraging, breeding or inter-nesting habitat. Ongoing Current Other United States Coast Guard , Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 214 Develop nesting beach management plans Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 214-1 Nesting plans are in place in Mexico and the USA. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 2151 Continue monitoring and assessing hatchling sex ratios Ongoing Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2151-1 Ongoing temperature sex determination studies Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 2152 Model climate change effects on hatchling sex ratios Planned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, University of Alabama at Birmingham Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2152-1 Data has been compiled on over 15 years of data. Soon to be published. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Has been published for other species.. e.g. Green sea turtle
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 216 Determine and monitor nesting female survival rates Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 217 Monitor neophyte nesters Ongoing Current Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected **Incl in 216 costs 217-1 Approximately 900 nesting sea turtles were identified as "new" nesters and tagged with metal tags in 2014. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 2233 Monitor emerging fisheries Ongoing Current FY 2011 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected In May, 2012, NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) proposed Turtle Excluder regulations (77FR27411) for the Skimmer Trawler fisheries, however withdrew those regulations in November 2012.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 22345 Reduce mortality in trap/pot fisheries Ongoing Current Other National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected research and regulatory
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 226 Monitor & reduce impacts from oil & gas activities Ongoing Current Other United States Coast Guard , Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 227 Monitor and reduce impacts from military activities Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, United States Coast Guard , U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 2282 Assess and reduce effects of contaminants on Kemp?s ridleys Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Universities, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected research
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 2283 Determine baseline health assessment for Kemp?s ridley population Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Universities, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 23 Ensure stranding network continues Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Universities, Non-governmental organizations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 23-1 Stranding patrols continue in Texas and Mexico, although funding has been reduced, and coverage is reduced as well. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 23 Ensure stranding network continues Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Universities, Non-governmental organizations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 23-2 Early Restoration Phase IV for the Deepwater Horizon spill included substantial funding for stranding response. The Texas Trustees and DOI will enhance the existing Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network ’s capacity and rehabilitation efforts in Texas. NOAA will enhance the network’s current capacity across all five states in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA will also develop a formal Emergency Response Program within the Gulf to increase the survival of sea turtles during cold stun and other emergency stranding events. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 24 Ensure captive turtles are not released to the wild Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, permitted holding facilities, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 311 Continue education programs currently in place Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior, Sea Turtle Inc. Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 312 Develop and implement communication campaign in different media Ongoing Current Other Non-governmental organizations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Sea Turtle Inc. Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 312-1 Several US and MX federal and state agencies, and NGO's have developed web presence in social media for many listed species including the Kemp's ridley sea turtle. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected e.g. Facebook, agency, state and personal websites, etc.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 313 Continue to focus Kemp?s ridley education programs at La Pesca Ongoing Current Other Agency for Sustainable Development Mexico Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 313-1 The State of Tamaulipas continues to fund and manage the educational facility at La Pesca. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 314 Develop additional public education plans Ongoing Current Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 314-1 Working with NGO's in Mexico and in the US. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Coastal states both in Mexico and in the US are increasing outreach activities both live and virtually. The increase of social media, has led to more opportunities for in person outreach activities e.g. school programs.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 322 Continue to build partnerships with business/corporations Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 2 412 Indentify gaps in law, consider need for revisions Ongoing Current Other Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 1116 Initiate reforestation program for Rancho Nuevo Not Started Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Community of Rancho Nuevo Tamaulipas Mexico Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 2132 Assess nesting south of Matamoros and north of Carbonera Not Started Other Gladys Porter Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 225 Monitor and reduce impacts from dredging activities Ongoing Current Other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 2281 Reduce entanglement and ingestion of marine debris Ongoing Current FY 2011 National Marine Fisheries Service United States Coast Guard , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 2284 Continue monitoring red tide and HABs Ongoing Current Other Universities, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 2291 Monitor status of hybrids Ongoing Current Other Universities, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 2292 Determine genetic composition on foraging grounds Ongoing Current Other Universities, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Coastal State Marine Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 315 Place educational signs on nesting beaches Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Agency for Sustainable Development Mexico, Padre Island National Seashore, U.S. Department of the Interior Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Education is part of stranding / nesting report hotline signs.
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 323 Develop effective consumer awareness program Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Agency for Sustainable Development Mexico, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 331 Develop memorandum of understanding for bi-national commitments between U.S. and Mexico Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Comision Nacional de Aquacultura y Pesca, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 332 Form state working group/committee in Mexico Partially Complete Other Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure 332-1 The States of Tamaulipas and Veracruz and others meet in Ciudad Victoria annually at the Commite Estatal to discuss all aspects of sea turtle recovery. Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 411 Promote awareness of laws Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service United States Coast Guard , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 421 Ensure the proper implementation of international conventions Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure
Bi-National Recovery Plan for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) SECOND REVISION RF(2) 2 Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (281) 286-8282 Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii 3 433 Ensure adequate law enforcement in marketplace ? Mx Ongoing Current Other Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected routine costs includes agency staff & infrastructure