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NOAA Announces Rules to Protect False Killer Whales off Hawaii
Measures reduce bycatch in longline fisheries; protect the insular population from extinction Complying with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and two federal court orders, today NOAA Fisheries announced two actions to protect false killer whales in the Pacific Islands. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), are members of the dolphin…