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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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10/21/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: Equinor Wind, LLC Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Equinor Wind, LLC to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during site characterization surveys off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean in the area of the…
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09/20/2020

Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for NEFSC Research Now Available for Comment

NOAA Fisheries is inviting public comments on a Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for fisheries research conducted and funded by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). The purpose of this draft SPEA is to…
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10/19/2020

Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Five Foreign Sturgeon Species

NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the following five foreign sturgeon species: Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii), European sturgeon (A. sturio), Chinese sturgeon (A. sinensis), Sakhalin sturgeon (A. mikadoi), and Kaluga sturgeon …
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11/16/2020

3 Foreign Corals 5-Year Review

In 2020, NMFS announced the initiation of a 5-year review for three foreign corals (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the…
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09/16/2020

Dusky Sea Snake 5-Year Review

In 2020, NMFS announced the initiation of a 5-year review for the dusky sea snake (Aipysurus fuscus). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are…
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Incidental Take Authorization: Sand Island Pile Dike System Test Piles Project near the Mouth of the Columbia River

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities…
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09/15/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Floating Dry Dock Project at Naval Base San Diego, California

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, one species of marine mammal during the Floating Dry Dock Project at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego,…
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09/15/2020

Calaveras River Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment

NOAA Fisheries announces the Final Calaveras River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) availability and subsequent issuance of the Incidental Take Permit under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)…
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09/14/2020