Comment on Marine Corps’ Request for Bottlenose Dolphin MMPA Take Rules

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has  received a request from the U.S. Marine Corp for authorization to take bottlenose dolphin incidental to training operations at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Range Complex over the course of seven years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is announcing receipt of the USMC’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on USMC’s application and request. Comments and information must be received no later than November 5, 2020. Click here for more information and relevant links.

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