Minimum Population Estimate Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 1362 (27), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 31. Marine Mammal Protection; Generally] the term minimum population estimate means “an estimate of the number of animals in a stock that--

(A) is based on the best available scientific information on abundance, incorporating the precision and variability associated with such information; and

(B) provides reasonable assurance that the stock size is equal to or greater than the estimate.”