Incidental Take Authorization: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Activities in the California Current and Antarctic Research Areas


Marine Mammal Protection Act
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NOAA Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. We are announcing receipt of the SWFSC’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. We invite the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the SWFSC’s application and request.

SWFSC California Current Research Area.PNG

California Current Research Area


SWFSC Antarctic Research Area.PNG

Antarctic Research Area

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/07/2020