NMFS Seeks Comment on Oil and Gas Seismic IHA in Cook Inlet Alaska.

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service MFS has received an application from Bluecrest Alaska Operating, LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting an offshore exploratory drilling program in lower Cook Inlet, AK, during the 2015 open water season. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act , NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Bluecrest to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.

NMFS must receive Comments and information on this proposed IHA no later than October 14, 2014.

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


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