NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed Seismic IHA for Beaufort

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from SAExploration, Inc. for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to a marine 3-dimensional ocean bottom node seismic surveys program in the state and federal waters of the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the open-water season of 2015. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to SAE to incidentally take, by Level A and Level B Harassments, marine mammals during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 14, 2015.


Click here to read Federal Register notice of this proposed action.

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