Marine Mammal Commission

2021 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from Dr. Jen Burns, Texas Technical University, to import and export samples from gray seals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Monterey Bay Aquarium to conduct research on rescued southern sea otters in California.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from BBC Studios to film southern sea otters in California.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Titan Productions to film southern sea otters in California.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Lab to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2022 Proposed Marine Mammal Protection Act List of Fisheries

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Intent to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities at the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area (WEA) off North Carolina.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Application from Southwest Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from New England Aquarium to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Center for Coastal Studies to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of California Davis to import samples from killer whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Daniel Costa, UC Santa Cruz, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Luis Huckstadt, UC Santa Cruz, to conduct research on crabeater seals in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities within the Point Mugu Sea Range study area.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed amendment to the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Plan that would put in place measures to increase the availability of Chinook salmon to Southern Resident killer whales when the abundance of the salmon is low.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Terrie Williams, UC Santa Cruz, to conduct research on captive marine mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Oil and Gas Association seeking authorization to take polar bears and walruses incidental to oil and gas operations in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Draft Phase II Restoration Plan #3.2 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Future directions of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Aleut Community of St. Paul to conduct research on northern fur seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Mi-Ling Li to import samples from beluga whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Restoration Plan #1/Environmental Assessment: Birds, Marine Mammals, Oysters, and Sea Turtles

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Deepwater Horizon Regionwide Trustee Implementation Group

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities in association with modification of a dry dock and berths in Kittery, Maine.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed critical habitat designation for the Beringia distinct population segment of the Pacific bearded seal.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed critical habitat designation for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Titan Productions to film northern and southern sea otters in Alaska and California.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take sea otters incidental to conducting a geophysical survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Janice Straley to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Freedive Pictures to film marine mammals in Hawaii, Alaska and California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service’s North Atlantic right whale vessel speed rule assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from BBC to film bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of Alaska, Museum of the North to import, receive, possess and export samples from marine mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on walrus in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Program to amend its permit to rescue and conduct research on marine mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities associated with ferry berth improvements and construction in Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2020 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Titan Productions to film cetaceans and pinnipeds in California and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Minnesota Zoo to maintain Hawaiian monk seals for enhancement purposes.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on cetaceans in the Arctic.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Southwest Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in the Pacific, Atlantic, Southern and Indian Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed amendment to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan and draft Environmental Impact Assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from South Fork Wind, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the South Fork Wind Farm and associated high-resolution geophysical surveys.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities in association with modification of a dry dock and berths in Kittery, Maine.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Briana Witteveen, University of Alaska Fairbanks, to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Daniel Costa, University of California Santa Cruz, to amend his permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lorrie Rea, University of Alaska Fairbanks, to import, receive, possess and export samples from pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service’s Draft Biological Opinion regarding the impact of the American lobster and Jonah crab federal fisheries on the North Atlantic right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Paul Ponganis to conduct research on California sea lions in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed amendment to the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan to reduce bycatch of short-finned pilot whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Bridge Project in Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hampton Roads Connector Partners to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project in Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Daniel Costa, University of California Santa Cruz, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Application from America Films to film gray whales along the southern California coast.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Silverback Films to film gray and killer whales in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation to take polar bears incidental to seismic surveys in the Marsh Creek East Program Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain (1002 region).

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for training activities conducted within the Temporary Maritime Activities Area in the Gulf of Alaska.

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United States Navy

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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