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
Action Status
Proposed Rule
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NOAA Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research, conducted in multiple specified geographical regions, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. NOAA Fisheries is proposing regulations to govern that take, and requests comments on the proposed regulations. We will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

SWFSC California Current Research Area.PNG

California Current Research Area


SWFSC Antarctic Research Area.PNG

Antarctic Research Area

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 08/27/2020