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Cook Inlet & Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines and Appendices

The Cook Inlet and Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines (CIKMMDRG) build upon the National Guidelines, incorporate information from the National Contingency Plan (NCP), National Response Framework (NRF), State of Alaska Emergency Operations
November 08, 2019 - Policy and Guidance ,

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

Marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response coordination

The NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office oversees, coordinates, and authorizes stranding network responses to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings in the South Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the U.S. Caribbean. We provide responders technical

Incident Command Post (ICP) staffing and assistance.

NOAA Fisheries offers local expertise and technical assistance and guidance to Unified Command Centers regarding our trust resources.  Depending upon the location and nature of a disaster event, agency employees may staff the Command Post, or

Fishery Closures and Other Temporary Rules to Protect Public Health and NOAA Fisheries Trust Resources

In the event of an emergency, NOAA Fisheries may implement (or alleviate) certain regulatory requirements on a temporary basis to protect public health or our trust resources, or assist regulated fishermen.  Specifically, we may establish fishery

Fishery Disaster Assistance Evaluations

Fishery Disaster Assistance Evaluations

Emergency Environmental Compliance Reviews

During any emergency, NOAA Fisheries’ primary objective is to provide technical advice and recommendations, including Best Management Practices and other guidance, for minimizing or addressing the adverse effects of emergency response activities on our