The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization to the U.S. Marine Corps. This IHA was issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It authorizes the Marine Corps to take marine mammals incidental to various training exercises at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point Range Complex, North Carolina for a period of one year. The Marine Corps’ activities are military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. This IHA is effective June 17, 2013 through June 14, 2014.
Click here to read Federal Register notice of this IHA.