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Request for Public Comments on Petition to Establish Vessel Speed Measures to Protect Rice's Whale


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Affected Species
Rice's Whale


NOAA Fisheries announces receipt of a petition for rulemaking to establish a year-round 10-knot vessel speed limit and other vessel-related mitigation measures in the Rice’s whale “core” habitat area. We are requesting comments on the petition and will consider all comments and available information when determining whether to accept the petition and proceed with the suggested rulemaking.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 06/26/2023