NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed IHA for Atlantic Seismic

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast from September through October, 2014.  In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on their proposal to issue an Authorization to Lamont-Doherty to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, 24 species of marine mammals during the specified activity.  NMFS must receive comments and information on this proposal on or before September 2, 2014.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this proposed IHA.


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