NMFS Proposes IHA for Central California

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published notice of its receipt of an application from Point Blue Conservation Science requesting an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting proposed seabird research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, Ano Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in central California from January 2015 through January 2016. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS requests comments on its proposed issuance of an Authorization to Point Blue to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, four species of marine mammals during the year-long monitoring project.

Click here for NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this proposed IHA.

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