Potential biological removal level

Potential biological removal level means the maximum number of animals, not including natural mortalities, that may be removed from a marine mammal stock while allowing that stock to reach or maintain its optimum sustainable population. The potential biological removal level is the product of the following factors:
(1) The minimum population estimate of the stock;
(2) One-half the maximum theoretical or estimated net productivity rate of the stock at a small population size; and
(3) A recovery factor of between 0.1 and 1.0.


50 CFR § 229.2

Scoping language

In addition to the definitions contained in the Act and 216.3 of this chapter, and unless otherwise defined in this chapter, the terms in this chapter have the following meaning:

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