ECS 2017 Workshop on Communicating Marine Mammal Science to the General Public

The European Cetacean Society published the following notice about one of its Workshops:

“Feel free to participate in our workshop: ‘5 th workshop on
Communicating Marine Mammal Science to the general public’
which will be held on Sunday, April 30th 2017 form 9:00-17:00 in
Middelfart, Denmark, a day before the begin of the 31st Conference of
the European Cetacean Society.

This workshop is organized by Volker Smit, NGO MEER, Berlin, Germany
(smit@m-e-e-r.de <mailto:smit@m-e-e-r.de>) and Dr. Luigi Bundone,
Institution: Archipelagos ambiente e sviluppo, Italia
(luigibundone@tiscali.it <mailto:luigibundone@tiscali.it>).The
participation fee is 25 euros to be paid in cash on site.

To register, please e-mail Volker Smit: smit@m-e-e-r.de

NMFS Issues Take Authorization for West Coast

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans at the University of California Santa Cruz to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during rocky intertidal monitoring surveys along the California and Oregon coasts. NMFS issued this IHA under Marine Mammal Protection Act. This Authorization is effective from February 21, 2017 through February 20, 2018. Click here for the Federal Register notice of this IHA, which contains more information and relevant links.

NMFS Issues MMPA IHA to FWS for Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice that NMFS has issued has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during seabird and shorebird monitoring and other research activities in the Eastern MA NWR Complex. This Authorization is effective from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. It is issued pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Click here for the Federal Register notice of this action which contains more details and relevant links.