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NMFS Requests Comments on Navy IHA for Indian Ocean
On November 21, 2011, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice that NMFS has received an application from the United States Navy for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to physical oceanographic studies in the southwest Indian Ocean, January through February, 2012. This IHA would be issued pursuant to NMFS' authority under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Comments on this IHA are must be received by NMFS no later than December 21, 2011.

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