NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed Take Rules for Fisheries Research

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from NMFS’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is announcing receipt of the SEFSC’s request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals, and invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the SEFSC’s application and request. Comments and information must be received by NMFS no later than May 23, 2016.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this proposed action, which provides more details.


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