NMFS Issues Another IHA to BP for the Beaufort

NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a shallow geohazard survey in Foggy Island Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the 2014 open water season. This IHA is effective July 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014. The purpose of this proposed survey is to evaluate the existence and location of archaeological resources and potential geologic hazards on the seafloor and in the shallow subsurface.

This IHA, and NMFS’ response to comments on the proposed IHA, are available here.


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