NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed Navy Sonar IHA

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take, by harassment, marine mammals incidental to conducting operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar for the period beginning August 2017 and ending August 2022. Pursuant to the implementing regulations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS seeks information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy’s application and request. NMFS must receive any comments and information no later than November 21, 2016.

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