Incidental Take Authorization: NOAA Fisheries SEFSC Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Activities in the Atlantic Ocean

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
02/27/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources has received a request from NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in the Atlantic Ocean along the southeastern U.S. coast and select estuaries, the Gulf of Mexico and select estuaries, and the Caribbean Sea over the course of five years from the date of issuance. We have also received a request from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research in Texas bay systems that is addressed in the same announcement.  

Map of research areas

Map of research areas

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/24/2019