NMFS Issues Elgin force Base IHA Using New Acoustic Guidance

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to the U.S. Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base to take two species of marine mammals, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic spotted dolphin, by harassment, incidental to a Maritime Weapon Systems Evaluation Program within the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range in the Gulf of Mexico from February 4, 2017 through February 3, 2018. NMFS issued this IHA under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This Authorization is effective from February 4, 2017, through February 3, 2018.

NMFS used its new Acoustic Guidance in issuing this IHA.

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