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Incidental Take Authorization: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries and Ecosystem Research, Atlantic Ocean


NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, upon request from NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions over the course of 5 years. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Upon publication of this final rule, NMFS will issued a LOA to NEFSC for the effective period of the final rule.

Research Areas and Facilities
Research Areas and Facilities

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/15/2024