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NMFS Scopes EIS for Bowhead Whale Harvest
The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has announced its intent to prepare an environmental impact in order to assess the impacts of issuing annual quotas for the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales by Alaska Natives from 2013 through 2017. Publication of this document begins the official scoping period that will help identify issues and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The scoping process will end October 31, 2011. Any comments should be received by NMFS by that date.

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