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Biological Opinion on (1) U.S. Military Mariana Islands Training and Testing Activities; and (2) the NMFS's Promulgation of Regulations and Issuance of a Letter of Authorization Pursuant to the MMPA

September 13, 2017

This biological opinion covers the U.S. military Mariana Islands training and testing activities. This document serves as NOAA Fisheries' announcement of regulations and issuance of a letter of authorization pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

This document is a biological Opinion on (1) U.S. military Mariana Islands training and testing activities; and (2) the National Marine Fisheries Service's promulgation of regulations and issuance of a letter of authorization pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the U.S. Navy to "take" marine mammals incidental to Mariana Islands training and testing activities from August 2015 through August 2020.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 01/28/2020

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