NMFS Responds to NRDC’s Attacks on Cook Inlet Seismic IHA

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization in response to a request from SAExploration Inc. for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to an oil and gas exploration seismic survey program in Cook Inlet, Alaska between May 13, 2015 and May 12, 2016. This IHA is effective May 13, 2015 through May 12, 2016.

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed comments attacked the proposed IHA. Click here for NMFS’ response to NRDC’s comments and for Federal Register notice of this action.

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