NMFS Requests Comments on Proposed Navy LOA for Gulf of Alaska

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Activities Area Study Area from May 2016 through May 2021. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letter of Authorization to the Navy to incidentally harass marine mammals.

NMFS must receive any Comments and information no later than March 28, 2016.

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

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