Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Ice Exercise Activities 2020 (ICEX20) in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
12/17/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Ice Exercise 2020 (ICEX20) north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), The Navy’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA). 

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Study Area

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/17/2020