Recovery Plan Ad Hoc Report results

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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
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 113 Identify and ensure long-term protection of important nesting beaches Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No estimate; costs will be related to acquisition if new areas are identified for long-term protection
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 121 Identify important marine habitats Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, East and Gulf coast Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Funds are identified under 2211 and 2212 because of research overlap with population studies 121-1 Research and monitoring were conducted in Canada on one of the largest seasonal foraging populations of leatherbacks in the Atlantic in FY07 and FY08. Complete 2007 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected NMFS funded study to Mike James.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 121 Identify important marine habitats Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, East and Gulf coast Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Funds are identified under 2211 and 2212 because of research overlap with population studies 121-2 NMFS funded the University of New Hampshire to conduct research in northeast U.S. Atlantic waters using satellite telemetry to monitor movements. This research also focused on assessing prey availability and how it relates to leatherback distribution. Ongoing Current 2008 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 211 Monitor trends in nesting activity Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , United States Navy , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 212 Evaluate hatch success and implement nest protection measures Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , United States Navy , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs included in task 211
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2131 Determine effects of artificial lighting on hatchlings and nesting females Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine. Task Duration: 2-3 years
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2212 Determine migratory pathways, distribution and internesting movements Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 5-10 years. Priority not indicated. 2212-1 Satellite tags were attached to turtles in Latin America to gather information regarding migratory movements and pelagic habitat use. Ongoing Current 2007 2007 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2212 Determine migratory pathways, distribution and internesting movements Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 5-10 years. Priority not indicated. 2212-2 NMFS funded the University of New Hampshire to conduct research in northeast U.S. Atlantic waters using satellite telemetry to monitor movements. This research also focused on assessing prey availability and how it relates to leatherback distribution, as well as analyzing dive behavior. Ongoing Current 2008 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected They also received a FY10 section 6 grant to continue this work.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2212 Determine migratory pathways, distribution and internesting movements Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 5-10 years. Priority not indicated. 2212-3 Research and monitoring were conducted in Canada on one of the largest seasonal foraging populations of leatherbacks in the Atlantic. Complete 2007 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2221 Implement measures to reduce capture and mortality from shrimp vessels Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Florida Department of Natural Resources , North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2241 Evaluate extent of entanglement and ingestion of persistent marine debris Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other National Marine Fisheries Service , Coastal Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 3-5 years 2241-1 NMFS coordinates the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network, a network of responders that report, document, and respond to animals entangled in lines, including marine debris and fishing gear. Ongoing Current 2002 2011 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2242 Evaluate effects of ingestion of persistent marine debris Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Marine Fisheries Service , Coastal Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 3-5 years 2242-1 New England Aquarium (through contract by NMFS) conducted a health assessment and infectious pathogen investigation in wild caught leatherbacks off MA. While not specific to marine debris, the impacts of marine debris (if found) were documented. Ongoing Current 2008 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected They have received a section 6 grant for FY10 to continue this work.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 1 2243 Implement and enforce MARPOL Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 1121 Evaluate current laws on beach armoring Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Department of Natural Resources , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 1122 Ensure laws regulating coastal construction are adequate and enforced Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Department of Natural Resources , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 122 Prevent degradation of habitat from oil and gas developments, refining, and transshipment activities Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Minerals Management Service , National Marine Fisheries Service , United States Coast Guard , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 123 Prevent degradation of coastal habitat from industrial and sewage effluents Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service , Coastal Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 124 Identify other threats to marine habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2132 Implement, enforce, and evaluate lighting ordinances where appropriate Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Florida east coast county Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2133 Enforce take provisions of Endangered Species Act and evaluate need for Federal lighting regulations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 214 Eliminate vehicular traffic on nesting beaches Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 215 Ensure beach replenishment and coastal construction avoid nesting/hatching season Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 217 Ensure law enforcement prevents poaching and harassment Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 218 Determine natural hatchling sex ratios Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 219 Determine genetic relationship of U.S. Caribbean population to other major nesting populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task duration: 3-5 years
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2211 Determine hatchling dispersal patterns and juvenile distribution and abundance Ongoing Current FY 2008 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 3-5 years 2211-1 NMFS funded the University of New Hampshire to conduct research in northeast U.S. Atlantic waters using satellite telemetry to monitor movements. Some juvenile leatherbacks were tagged as part of this project, and information was generated on their distribution/migration. Partially Complete 2008 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected They were issued a section 6 grant in FY10 to continue this work.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2213 Determine growth rates, age at sexual maturity, survivorship rates Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for all agencies. Task duration: 10-15 years
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2214 Quantify threats to adults and juveniles along migratory routes and on foraging grounds Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service Florida Department of Natural Resources , National Marine Fisheries Service , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Unable to determine costs which are dependent on results of 2211 and 2212 tasks. Task duration: 5-10 years
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2222 Evaluate extent of incidental take from other commercial fisheries Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Some overlap with task 2214. Task duration: 5-10 years 2222-1 NMFS NEFOP observers document interactions with commercial fishing gear, recording information on morphometrics, injuries, and tag. Ongoing Current 1995 2011 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Observer program is a continual activity; placement of observers on board different kinds of fishing vessels varies upon year; documentation of leatherbacks is random.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2222 Evaluate extent of incidental take from other commercial fisheries Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Some overlap with task 2214. Task duration: 5-10 years 2222-2 NMFS coordinated a workshop to discuss and determine ways to address turtle interactions in vertical lines of fixed gear fisheries (e.g., pot/trap, gillnet), with participation from industry, academia, government and NGOs. Complete 2008 2008 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected NMFS NER contracted with Rhode Island Sea Grant to facilitate this workshop. The workshop lasted 2 days but the planning was ~6 months.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2222 Evaluate extent of incidental take from other commercial fisheries Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Some overlap with task 2214. Task duration: 5-10 years 2222-3 NMFS coordinates the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network, a network of responders that report, document, and respond to animals entangled in lines, including fishing gear and marine debris. Ongoing Current 2002 2011 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2223 Promulgate and enforce appropriate regulations to reduce mortality from other commercial fisheries Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine 2223-1 NMFS issued regulations on the Virginia pound net fishery, restricting leader mesh size/stringers, prohibiting leaders in certain areas, and requiring gear modications. Complete 2001 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2223 Promulgate and enforce appropriate regulations to reduce mortality from other commercial fisheries Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine 2223-2 NMFS issued a regulation prohibiting large mesh gillnets (>= 7") seasonally in EEZ waters of NC and VA. Complete 2000 2006 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 2231 Determine effects of oil and oil dispersants on all life stages Ongoing Current FY 2010 Other Minerals Management Service , Industry Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No estimate
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 31 Provide slide programs and information leaflets Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service , Coastal Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected All agency costs
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 32 Develop brochure on recommended lighting modifications Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs identified in Loggerhead/Green Turtle Recovery Plans and inclusive of leatherback requirements
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 33 Develop public service announcements on sea turtle conservation issues Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs identified in Loggerhead/Green Turtle Recovery Plans and inclusive of leatherback requirements
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 41 Develop international agreements Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2 42 Ratify Protocol to Cartagena Convention Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service , State Department Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 1111 Implement and evaluate beach tilling Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Sponsors Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No estimate; costs to be borne by specific replenishment projects
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 1112 Evaluate the relationship of sand characteristics to hatch success, sex ratios and nesting behavior Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Sponsors Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 1113 Re-establish dunes and native vegetation Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Sponsors Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No estimate; costs to be borne by specific replenishment projects
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 1114 Evaluate sand transfer systems as an alternative to beach replenishment Ongoing Current Other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 1123 Ensure failed erosion control measures are removed Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Department of Natural Resources , Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 216 Prevent waste disposal on nesting beaches Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2215 Evaluate effects of industrial and sewage effluents Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2224 Maintain carcass stranding network Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service , Coastal Resource Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Volunteer efforts or costs associated with surveys identified in Loggerhead/Green Turtle Recovery Plans 2224-1 Continued Operation of the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN) to collect information on and document strandings of marine turtles along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. Ongoing Current 2009 2009 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Ongoing Action - The STSSN was formally established in 1980 to collect information on and document strandings of marine turtles along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. The network encompasses the coastal areas of the eighteen state region from Maine through Texas, and includes portions of the U.S. Caribbean. Data are compiled through the efforts of network participants who document marine turtle strandings in their respective areas and contribute those data to the centralized STSSN data base.
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2232 Determine sea turtle distribution and use of marine habitats associated with oil and gas developments Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minerals Management Service , National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost are included in Loggerhead/Green Turtle Recovery Plans. Task duration: 3-5 years
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2233 Ensure impacts are addressed during planning of oil and gas development Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 National Marine Fisheries Service U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minerals Management Service , National Marine Fisheries Service , Industry Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2244 Implement other measures to reduce persistent marine debris Ongoing Current FY 2009 Other National Marine Fisheries Service , United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine 2244-1 NMFS NERO PRD published a "Tackling Marine Debris" brochure in conjunction with the NOAA Marine Debris Program. This public outreach informational brochure identifies measures to reduce marine debris and the effects on marine mammals and sea turtles in NE US. Complete 2010 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2244 Implement other measures to reduce persistent marine debris Ongoing Current FY 2009 Other National Marine Fisheries Service , United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine 2244-2 NERO published a brochure on marine mammal and sea turtle protection guidelines for recreational boaters and fishermen. This public outreach informational brochure identifies ways to reduce marine debris and the impacts on sea turtles. Complete 2007 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2251 Centralize tag series and records Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2252 Centralize turtle tagging records Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs identified in Loggerhead/Green Turtle Recovery Plans and inclusive of leatherback costs
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2261 Develop care and maintenance standards for captive leatherbacks Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 2262 Designate rehabilitation facilities Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 34 Post information signs on important nesting beaches Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources , Florida Department of Natural Resources , Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine
Recovery Plan for Leatherback Turtles in the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico RF(1) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea 3 35 Develop criteria for public observation of recovery and research activities Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Routine