Numerous individual citizens have already filed comments on these proposed rules. Most of these comments criticize and oppose these proposed rules, in large part because they authorize a number of marine mammal takes that the commenters believe to be excessive.
CRE respects these individuals’ right to comment, and we commend them for exercising that right. However, they may be misguided.
The estimated takes in the proposed rules are based on Navy computer modeling that is inconsistent with real world observations.
See complete submission below.