NMFS Issues IHA for Cablelaying in Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC.  This IHA is issued pursuant to NMFS’ authority under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  It authorizes Quintillion to take, by harassment, small numbers of 12 species of marine mammals incidental to a subsea cablelaying operation in the state and federal waters of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas, Alaska, during the openwater season of 2016. This authorization is effective from June 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016.

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