NMFS Issues MMPA IHA to Navy San Nicholas Island, California

The United States National Marine Fisheries Service published the following notice:

“In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during target and missile launch activities on San Nicolas Island (SNI), California for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), Point Mugu Sea Range (PMSR). The Navy’s activity is considered a military readiness activity pursuant to MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004.”

Final 2018 SARs

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has announced the public availability of 46 final 2018 Stock Assessment Reports that have been updated and finalized. These SARs are required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  Click here for more information and relevant links.