NMFS Issues Revised LOAs for Navy Operations in the Atlantic

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued modified Letters of Authorization to the U.S. Navy for the take of marine mammals incidental to training and testing activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area and the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Study Area. These modifications reflect changes to Navy watchstander reporting requirements, which do not affect current mitigation measures, for observed behavior of marine mammals during Major Training Exercises  in the MITT and AFTT study areas.

Click here for NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this action.

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