NMFS Propose LOA for Navy Mariana Island Training and Testing

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from the U.S. Navy  for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the training and testing activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing study area from March 2015 through March 2020. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letter of Authorization to the Navy to incidentally harass marine mammals. Comments and information must be received by NMFS no later than May 5, 2014. Click here to read Federal Register notice of this proposed LOA.

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