Potential Biological Removal Level Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 1362 (20), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 31. Marine Mammal Protection; Generally] the term potential biological removal level means “in 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.”