NMFS Proposes LOA for Seismic in Cook Inlet

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from Apache Alaska Corporation for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to Apache’s proposed oil and gas exploration seismic survey program in Cook Inlet, Alaska, between March 1, 2015, and February 29, 2020. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization to Apache to incidentally harass marine mammals. Comments and information must be received by NMFS no later than March 25, 2015.

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

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