NMFS Authorizes Shell’s Ice Overflight Surveys in the Chukchi and Beaufort

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an incidental harassment authorization to Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to ice overflight surveys in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska. This authorization is issued under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act, and it is effective June 10, 2015, through June 9, 2016.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this authorization, which also includes NMFS’ response to the Marine Mammal Commission and other comments on NMFS’ proposed authorization.

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