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MMPA List of Fisheries for 2021 Proposed Rule

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2021, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2021 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries…
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Published
09/21/2020

Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups

As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NOAA Fisheries conducted a…
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Published
09/03/2020

Permit Application to Import 5 Beluga Whales for Scientific Research (File No. 22629, Mystic Aquarium)

NOAA Fisheries has issued Permit No. 22629 to Mystic Aquarium (Responsible Party: Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D.) to import five beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) for scientific research. The issued permit and relevant documents are provided below under…
Issued
08/27/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: Rio Grande LNG, LLC (Rio Grande) LNG Terminal Construction in the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Rio Grande LNG LLC, authorizing the take of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Brownsville Ship…
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Effective
07/01/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: South Quay Wall Recapitalization Project, Naval Station Mayport, Florida

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the United States Navy (Navy) for the reissuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization (IHA) with the change being a minor modification to the effective dates. The initial IHA authorizes…
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Effective
07/01/2020

Criteria for Determining Negligible Impact under MMPA Section 101(a)(5)(E)

NOAA Fisheries finalized the Procedural Directive: Criteria for Determining Negligible Impact under MMPA Section 101(a)(5)(E). MMPA section 101(a)(5)(E) and our implementing regulations (50 CFR 229.20) allow NOAA Fisheries to authorize the incidental…
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Published
06/22/2020

MMPA List of Fisheries for 2020

NOAA Fisheries publishes its List of Fisheries for 2020, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The List of Fisheries for 2020 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries must…
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Effective
05/18/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Marine Corps Training Activities at Cherry Point Range Complex, NC

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to incidentally harass marine mammals during training exercises at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Range Complex, North Carolina. The…
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Effective
05/18/2020