NMFS Seeks Comment on Buccaneer Seismic IHA for Upper Cook Inlet

NMFS has received an application from Buccaneer Alaska Operation, LLC (Buccaneer) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a multi-well offshore exploratory a multi-well offshore exploratory drilling program in upper Cook Inlet during the 2014 open water season. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Buccaneer to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity. NMFS must receive any comments and information no later than May 7, 2014.  Click here to read Federal Register notice  of this IHA.

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