This Technical Memorandum contains summaries of presentations given at the 2007 Serious Injury Technical Workshop. These summaries (sections 3.0-6.0) were prepared by the author(s) of the presentations; therefore, statements and recommendations represent the views and opinions of the respective presenter(s). The summaries do not necessarily represent the views of the workshop Steering Committee or the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Steering Committee did not make any substantive changes to the summaries without permission from the author(s). The Steering Committee edited the summaries only to correct grammatical errors and other minor edits.
This Technical Memorandum contains summaries of plenary and subgroup discussions that occurred during Days 1-3 of the workshop. While many of the comments and suggestions provided by the individual participants represent shared opinions among the participants, the intent of these discussions was not to reach consensus recommendations. Instead, the intent was to gather input from each individual participant based on his or her expertise and experience. For this reason, the discussions summarized in this Technical Memorandum do not represent consensus recommendations from the workshop participants to NMFS.
This Technical Memorandum contains recommendations of Federal Government participants and the workshop Steering Committee concerning the guidance and process for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries. These recommendations do not represent official NMFS policy.