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Incidental Take Authorization: Oil and Gas Industry Geophysical Survey Activity in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Fisheries, upon request from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has issued regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activities conducted by oil and gas industry operators, and…
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Effective
04/19/2021

MMPA List of Fisheries for 2021

NOAA Fisheries publishes its final 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 must…
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Effective
02/16/2021

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

NOAA Fisheries received a request from the United States Navy (Navy) for the re-issuance of a previously issued incidental harassment authorization (IHA) with the change being a modification to the effective dates. The initial IHA authorizes take of one…
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Effective
01/01/2021

Proposed Rule to Amend the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan. The proposed rule would (1) remove the CHSRA and its special observer and research participation requirements; (2) modify the mainline length…
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Published
12/15/2020

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 will continue…
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Published
09/03/2020

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

On December 23, 2020, NOAA Fisheries issued a minor amendment to Permit No. 22629 and approved Mystic’s breeding prevention plan (hereafter the ‘plan’).  The minor amendment authorizes the substitution of three beluga whales for…
Issued

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

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