Incidental Take Authorization: Research and Monitoring Activities in Southern Alaska National Parks

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
March 7, 2019 - February 29, 2024

Summary

NOAA Fisheries, upon request from the National Park Service (NPS), hereby issues regulations and associated Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to research and monitoring activities in southern Alaska over the course of five years (2019-2024).  These regulations, which allow for the issuance of LOAs 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. 

Map of gull nesting sites and harbor seals

Map of gull nesting sites and harbor seals

 

Photo of Nunatak upper weather station

Photo of Nunatak upper weather station

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/25/2019