SeaWorld Permit Application for the Import of a Pacific White-sided Dolphin


Marine Mammal Protection Act
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Affected Species


SeaWorld, LLC. (Responsible Party:  Christopher Dold, DVM) has applied for a permit (File No. 22382) to import one stranded, non-releasable adult female Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) from Vancouver Aquarium for public display purposes at SeaWorld of Texas (San Antonio). The permit would expire in three years.  


Submitting Public Comments

Comments on the permit application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 13, 2020, to be considered.  You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2020-0024, by any of the following methods:

  • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, enter NOAA-NMFS-2020-0024 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the “Comment Now” icon on the right of that line.
  • Mail: Comments on the application should be addressed to: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; ATTN: Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division.
  • Fax: (301) 713-0376; ATTN: Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources.

Please refer to the Federal Register notice for additional instructions on how to submit public comments including notes on privacy and acceptable attachment formats.

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Permits and Conservation Division

Phone: 301-427-8401

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 03/12/2020