Incidental Take Authorization: Hilcorp Alaska LLC Oil and Gas Activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule


NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Hilcorp Alaska LLC (Hilcorp) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska, over the course of five years (2019-2024). As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NOAA Fisheries is proposing regulations to govern that take.

Project area map includes most of Cook Inlet

Project Area

Diagram showing towed sound source behind a boat

Diagram of tow operations

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/02/2019