The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published Federal Register notice of that NMFS has issued incidental harassment authorizations to five separate applicants to incidentally harass marine mammals during geophysical survey activities in the Atlantic Ocean. These IHAs are issued under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. They are effective for one year from the date of effectiveness. The IHAs are effective upon written notification from the applicant to NMFS, but not beginning later than one year from the date of issuance or extending beyond two years from the date of issuance.
NMFS’ Federal Register notice contains NMFS’ response to comments on its proposed Atlantic IHAs.
Click here for NMFS’ Federal Register notice.