Oceans month 2016 saw the reauthorization of the Freedom of Information Act become law, defense appropriations and COMPETES reauthorization advance, and a number of ocean-related bills be introduced in the House and Senate.
Tagged: Marine Mammals
Just in time for International Plastic Bag Free Day on July 3rd, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed S. 3086, the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2016.
NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a draft plan to help guide its approach to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information and to reduce impacts and increase resilience of fish stocks, fishing-dependent communities, and protected species.
This week, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee marked up two bills with marine relevance.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm Export and Inter-Array Cables.
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the Sonoma County Water Agency to incidentally harass three species of marine mammals during estuary management activities conducted at the mouth of the Russian River, Sonoma County, California.
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 18537 has been issued to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, AK.
The National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2016, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals.
NMFS has incorporated public comments into revisions of the guidelines for preparing stock assessment reports (SARs) pursuant to section 117 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The revised guidelines are now complete and...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invites the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. (From the Federal Register) — With some exceptions,...