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

Mystic Aquarium requests to import five (5) captive-born beluga whales for scientific research. The five whales would be imported from Marineland of Canada (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) to Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, Connecticut, United States). The
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Published

Final Rules to Revise Endangered Species Act Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and NOAA Fisheries jointly finalized revisions to regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 2017, we sought public input on how the Federal government can improve upon the
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Effective
09/26/2019

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 has conducted a
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Published
08/19/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar (beginning in

OAA Fisheries, upon request from the U.S. Navy, issues these regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to the use of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor Systems Low Frequency Active (SURTASS
Effective
08/12/2019

2018 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports Available

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of the final 2018 Marine Mammal Stock assessment reports. The Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) were reviewed in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act
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Published
06/18/2019

List of Fisheries for 2019

NOAA Fisheries publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2019, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2019 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries must
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Effective
06/17/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT)

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training and testing activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area for a period of seven years,
Published
03/15/2019

2019 Temporary Area Closure of the Southern Exclusion Zone

NOAA Fisheries announces the publication of a temporary rule to close the Southern Exclusion Zone (SEZ)to Hawai'i-based deep-set (tuna) longline fishing. NOAA Fisheries is closing the SEZto deep-set longline fishing for all vessels registered under
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Effective
02/22/2019

Proposed Policies and Procedures for the National Inventory of Marine Mammals

The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires NOAA Fisheries to establish and maintain an inventory of marine mammals in zoos and aquariums (including cetaceans and pinnipeds, excluding walrus). The NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources sought
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Published
02/15/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) (2018-2023)

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to extend the expiration date from December 2023 to December 2025 for Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and
Effective
12/21/2018