potential biological removal level

(20)The term “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: (A)The minimum population estimate of the stock. (B)One-half the maximum theoretical or estimated net productivity rate of the stock at a small population size. (C)A recovery factor of between 0.1 and 1.0.

Source

16 USC § 1362(20)


Scoping language

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