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Incidental Take Authorization: Alaska Aerospace Corporation Space Vehicle and Missile Launch Operations at Kodiak Island, Alaska


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries, upon the request of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, has issued regulations governing the take of marine mammals incidental to space vehicle and missile launch operations on Kodiak Island, AK, over the course of five years (2017-2022). These regulations allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during the specified activities.

photo of rocket launch from Alask Aaerospace facility Kodiak, AK

Alaska Aerospace_Kodiak vicinity map

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/26/2022