NMFS Uses Acoustic Guidance to Issue Take Authorization to Chevron

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an incidental harassment authorization to Chevron to incidentally take, by Level A and/or Level B harassment, seven species of marine mammals during the Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project in San Francisco Bay,California.This Authorization is applicable from June 1, 2018 through May 31,2019. It is issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

NMFS uses its Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing (“Acoustic Guidance”) in issuing this Take authorization.

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