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NMFS Issues IHA for GTX Seismic
The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Hazard Authorization to GTX Technology, effective August 15, 2006, through December 31, 2006. The IHA allows GTX to take marine animals, by harassment, incidental to conducting marine geophysical seismic surveys on oil and gas lease blocks located on Outer Continental Shelf waters in the Chukchi sea.

  • Click here to read NMFS' Federal Register notice that it issued the IHA

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