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Incidental Take Authorization: Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas Year 4 (2021-2022)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status


NOAA Fisheries has received a request from Office of Naval Research (ONR) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort Sea and eastern Chukchi Sea. ONR’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA).

Study Area

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 09/24/2021