NMFS Issues Final IHA for Beaufort Seismic

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service MFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to SAExploration, Inc. to take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a marine 3-dimensional ocean bottom node seismic survey program in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the 2015 Arctic open-water season. This IHA is effective July 1, 2015, through October 15, 2015. NMFS’ Federal register notice of this IHA includes NMFS’ responses to several comments by the Marine Mammal Commission on the proposed IHA.

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

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