Protected Resource Regulations

Incidental Take Authorization: USFWS Eastern Massachussetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex Monitoring and Research (2018)

Marine Mammal Protection Act
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Apr 05, 2018


NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird and shorebird monitoring and research in the Eastern MA NWR Complex.  Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NOAA Fisheries is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities.  NOAA Fisheries will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

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