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Press Release March 6, 2013

Longlines Hook False Killer Whale, Threatening Hawai‘i Population

Conservation groups urge immediate implementation of protection plan

document February 20, 2013

Longline Prohibited Area

Press Release: Victory October 16, 2012

Protecting False Killer Whales from Longline Fishing

The federal agency charged with protecting marine mammals settled a court case by pledging to finalize and implement protections for false killer whales by November 30, 2012. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens, which are actually large dolphins) have suffered unsustainable levels of death and serious injury in the Hawaiʻi-based longline fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries…

document August 8, 2012

NMFS 2012 Survey Data

Press Release August 8, 2012

New Data Confirm Slaughter Of False Killer Whales In Hawaiian Longlines

Fisheries Service finds whales killed at unsustainable levels

document June 25, 2012

False Killer Whale Complaint

Press Release June 25, 2012

Conservation Groups Return to Court to Protect False Killer Whales in Hawai‘i

Longline fisheries continue killing whales at unsustainable levels

Press Release January 19, 2010

Feds Move to Protect False Killer Whales

Steps taken to address Earthjustice lawsuit

Press Release April 23, 2009

Fisheries Agency Releases Pictures of False Killer Whales Harmed by Longline Fishery

Photos released under Freedom on Information Act

False killer whale, snagged on a longline, becomes victim of commercial fishing.
(National Marine Fisheries Service Photo)
case March 17, 2009

Defending False Killer Whales From Longlines

In 2004, under pressure from an Earthjustice lawsuit, the National Marine Fisheries Service finally re-classified the Hawaiʻi-based longline fishery as “Category 1″—a designation for fisheries that annually kill and seriously harm marine mammals at unstainable rates—due to its excessive incidental take of Hawaiʻi’s false killer whales. According to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, this recategorization…

document March 17, 2009

False Killer Whale Complaint (3/17/09)

Suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, demanding a plan to protect the whales from the Hawai‘i-based longline fishery.

Press Release March 17, 2009

Conservation Groups Sue to Protect False Killer Whales in Hawai`i

Longline fishery killing whales at twice sustainable levels