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Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT), South of Japan (2015-2020)


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species
Humpback Whale
Blue Whale
Bryde’s Whale
Sei Whale
Minke Whale
Fin Whale
Omura’s Whale
Dwarf Sperm Whale
False Killer Whale
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Melon-Headed Whale
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Pygmy Killer Whale
Sperm Whale
Striped Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Rough-Toothed Dolphin
Fraser's Dolphin
Risso’s Dolphin
Blainville's Beaked Whale
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Longman's Beaked Whale
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale


NOAA Fisheries has issued a Letter of Authorization (LOA) and regulations under the MMPA to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to training and testing activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area, from August 2015 through August 2020.

Project areas map

Project areas

Nearshore danger and exclusion zones map

Nearshore danger and exclusion zones

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/05/2022