Incidental Take Authorization: University of California Santa Cruz Rocky Intertidal Monitoring off California and Oregon (2020-2025)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
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NOAA Fisheries  has received a request from University of California Santa Cruz’s Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (UCSC/PISCO) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys along the Oregon and California coasts. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), 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 MMPA authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

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Biodiversity survey transects at Cambria, CA

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/16/2020