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Draft National Procedure for Permit Applications To Retain Releasable Rehabilitated Marine Mammals for Public Display

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has developed a draft national Procedural Directive clarifying the process for eligible permit applicants to obtain releasable marine mammals for public display purposes under the Marine Mammal Protection...

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Dec 15, 2017
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Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment

We, NMFS, propose to designate critical habitat for the Main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) distinct population segment by designating waters from the 45-meter (m) depth contour to the 3200-m depth contour around...

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Jan 02, 2018
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Navy application for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Ice Exercise 2018 (ICEX18) activities proposed within the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean

NMFS has received a request from the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Ice Exercise 2018 (ICEX18) activities proposed within the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska....

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Nov 20, 2017
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