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.