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Incidental Take Authorization: NOAA Fisheries AFSC Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Activities in Pacific and Arctic Oceans

NOAA Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions over the course of five years. These
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Effective
10/07/2019

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
Published
10/01/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas (2019)

NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. ONR
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Effective
09/10/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: Hilcorp Alaska LLC Oil and Gas Activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska

NOAA Fisheries issued a modified Letter of Authorization to Hilcorp Alaska LLC (Hilcorp) to take marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska through 31 July 2020. NOAA Fisheries, upon request from Hilcorp
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Effective
07/30/2019

Cook Inlet and Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines

NOAA Fisheries, in an effort to increase preparedness for wildlife response under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, has drafted guidelines for marine mammal response in disaster situations in Cook Inlet and Kodiak, Alaska entitled "Cook Inlet & Kodiak
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Published
05/24/2019

Incidental Take Authorization: Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR)
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Published
09/27/2018

Incidental Take Authorization: Harvest Alaska, LLC Cook Inlet Pipeline Cross Inlet Extension Project, Cook Inlet, Alaska

NOAA Fisheries issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Harvest Alaska, LLC (Harvest), to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, eight species of marine mammals incidental to oil and gas pipeline installation activities associated
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Published
05/02/2018

Incidental Take Authorization: Subsea Cable Laying Operations in U.S. Arctic

NOAA Fisheries issued an IHA to Quintillion Subsea Operations LLC for authorization under the MMPA to take marine mammals, incidental to conducting subsea cable-laying and maintenance activities in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas, during the open
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Issued
08/16/2017

Notice of Availability of the Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the adoption and availability of an Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) distinct population segment (DPS) found in Cook Inlet, AK.
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Published
01/05/2017

Designation the Sakhalin Bay-Nikolaya Bay-Amur River Stock of Beluga Whales as Depleted under the MMPA

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final determination to designate the Sakhalin Bay-Nikolaya Bay-Amur River Stock of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) as a depleted stock of marine mammals pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This action is
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Effective
11/28/2016