Marine Mammal Commission

2024 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from the Marine Mammal Laboratory to conduct research on Steller sea lions on the west coast.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment application from Adam Pack to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to modify NMFS’s implementing regulations for permits and Letters of Confirmation issued under section 104(c) of the MMPA.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment application from Heather Liwanag to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2023 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Support for the Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS).

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Proposed change to Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act (MSA) regulations that apply to the confidentiality of observer data.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Heidi Pearson to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Gregory Lewbart to import and export marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Texas A&M University to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in Texas.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Lars Bejder to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Marine Forensic Laboratory to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Joshua Schiffman to receive and import marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the National Park Service’s Glacier Bay Field Station to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Comments regarding draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the expenditure of funds to increase prey availability for Southern Resident killer whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on Steller sea lions in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Laboratory to conduct research on Steller sea lions in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Alaska SeaLife Center to conduct research on Steller sea lions in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft programmatic environmental impact statement for wind energy development in six lease areas of the New York Bight.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Amendment application from the Pacific Whale Foundation to import marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sean Todd to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for research.

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Marine Mammal Commission

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Proposed rule to authorize US Wind LLC to take marine mammals incidental to the construction and operation of the Maryland Wind Project.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment application from the Marine Mammal Laboratory to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Shannon Atkinson to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2022 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from BBC Studios to film manatees in Florida.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Proposed rule to establish a seasonal manatee protection zone at the Florida Power & Light Cape Canaveral Energy Center Interim Warm-water Refuge in Brevard County, Florida.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Application from Aaron Lynton to film humpback whales in Hawaii.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services to export marine mammal parts.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Amendment application from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to conduct research on wild and captive manatees.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to authorize taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Ocean Wind, LLC wind energy facility (Ocean Wind 1) offshore of New Jersey.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from USGS to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from the Burke Museum to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Kathleen Hunt to import and export marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale vessel speed strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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US Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Trustee Implementation Group

Not available yet.

Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement assessing amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Adam Pack to conduct research on humpback whales and other cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dennis Clegg to export and conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Elsie Sunderland to import marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robert DiGiovanni Jr. to conduct research on marine mammals in the U.S. waters from Maine to Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2023-2028 Proposed Program for National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing and draft programmatic environmental impact statement.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Alison Stimpert to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ann Zoidis to conduct research on cetaceans in the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Stock Assessment Reports Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robin Baird to conduct research on marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Finding on a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application for U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training activities in the Gulf of Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed wind energy areas for commercial wind energy leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Draft environmental assessment for commercial wind energy leasing and site assessment and site characterization activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale vessel strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft revisions to the Process for Injury Determination, Distinguishing Serious from Non-Serious Injury of Marine Mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Center to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Randall Wells to conduct research on cetaceans in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for information regarding the Approaches to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Port Access Route Study.

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U. S. Coast Guard

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Request for peer reviewers for NMFS’s update to its Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Chicago Zoological Society to import and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to conduct research and enhancement on cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Brandon Southall to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from James Hain to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Matson’s Laboratory to import, export, and receive marine mammal teeth.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Jim Darling to conduct research on humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Craig Matkin to conduct research on killer whales in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Revised application from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on ice seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from North Slope Borough to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Heidi Pearson, University of Alaska Southeast, to amend her permit to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Renewal of permit application instructions related to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from North Slope Borough to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from National Museum of Natural History to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lars Bejder to amend his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Follow-up to May 2022 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team meeting.

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Marine Mammal Fisheries Service

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Application from St. George Traditional Council to conduct research on pinnipeds on St. George Island, AK.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from UC Santa Cruz to import dugong samples.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Alaska Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Matson’s Laboratory to import and export samples from polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Oregon State University to amend its permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on walruses in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Dr. Anthony Pagano, U.S. Geological Survey, to conduct research on captive polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Atlantic right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Jay Rotella, Montana State University, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Deborah Giles, Wild Orca, to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Allyson Hindle, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lesley Thorne, Stony Brook University, to conduct research on cetaceans in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Life Studies to conduct research on cetaceans in Monterey Bay.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sealight Pictures to film gray seals at the Isles of Shoals and Monomoy Island.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Changqun Zhang, Texas A&M University, to import samples from finless porpoises.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Heather Liwanag to amend her permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to import and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on commercial wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Randall Davis to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from The Whale Museum to conduct research on Southern Resident killer whales in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to consider designating the marine portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft restoration plan 3 and environmental assessment for marine mammals and other resources.

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Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group

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Draft 2021 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to import two walruses for public display.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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2023 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Designation of Kotzebue Sound beluga whales as separate stock under the MMPA.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Heather Liwanag to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Daniel Costa to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Iris Segura-García to receive and import cetacean parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment application from the North Slope Borough to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of scoping regarding the establishment of a take reduction team to address interactions between humpback whales and the sablefish pot fishery on the West Coast.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to conduct research on pinnipeds in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Oregon State University to conduct research on marine mammals in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Not available yet.

Proposed rule to authorize Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC to take marine mammals incidental to the construction and operation of the Atlantic Shores South wind farm project.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Brent Stewart to conduct research on pinnipeds in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from José Pablo Vázquez-Medina to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed critical habitat designation for Rice’s whales in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Notice of Intent to prepare draft programmatic environmental impact statement regarding increasing the availability of prey to Southern Resident killer whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Robin Trayler to import marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from James Lloyd-Smith to conduct research on California sea lions along the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Commission’s recommendation to the National Marine Fisheries Service to reconvene the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team to address a mortality and serious injury rate that exceeds the Potential Biological Removal.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Follow-up on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s response to the Commission’s recommendations regarding a proposed amendment to the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Tamara McGuire to conduct research on Cook Inlet beluga whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft five-year Conservation Plan for the depleted Eastern Pacific Stock of the Northern Fur Seal (Laaqudan).

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Erin Ashe to conduct research on marine mammals in Washington State.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to refurbishing the Hydaburg Seaplane Base in Hydaburg, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Environmental Studies Program, FY24-25 Studies Development Plan.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Proposed rule to authorize Park City Wind LLC to take marine mammals incidental to the construction and operation of the New England Wind Offshore Wind Farm.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Petition to establish vessel speed restrictions and other vessel-related measures to protect Rice’s whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Update to its Technical Guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal hearing: Underwater and in-air thresholds for the onset of auditory injury and temporary threshold shifts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from the Alaska Whale Foundation to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on pinnipeds in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to authorize the taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Dominion Energy Virginia in waters off Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from John Wise Sr. to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to authorize the taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Empire Wind, LLC wind energy facility, located in waters off New York and New Jersey in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sarah Kienle to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2022 Stock Assessment Reports.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

An application from Howard Rosenbaum to conduct research on cetaceans in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2022 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft environmental impact statement for construction and operation of the SouthCoast wind energy project off southern New England.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to conduct research on cetaceans in the Northeast U.S. and Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Maryland Zoo to import parts of the Amazon river dolphin for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Pacific Whale Foundation to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaiian waters.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to authorize the taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Sunrise Wind, LLC wind energy facility in waters south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Heather Liwanag to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from the Mystic Aquarium to conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Yara Bernaldo de Quiros to conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Cristy Gonzalez Barrientos to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales in the Southeast U.S.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting testing and training activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Institute for Marine Sciences to conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Center for Whale Research to conduct research on killer whales in the northeast Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment applications from Dr. Doug Nowacek to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed changes to take estimates for regulations governing taking of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research on walruses in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Jan Straley to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Cantata Bio to import a specimen from a humpback whale for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Amendment application from Iain Kerr to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to authorize taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Revolution Wind, LLC wind energy facility in waters southeast of Rhode Island.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

2022 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Proposed rule to establish a seasonal manatee protection zone at the Florida Power & Light Cape Canaveral Energy Center Interim Warm-water Refuge in Brevard County, Florida.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Not available yet.

Application from Aaron Lynton to film humpback whales in Hawaii.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services to export marine mammal parts.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to conduct research on wild and captive manatees.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Amendment application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Proposed rule to authorize taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Ocean Wind, LLC wind energy facility (Ocean Wind 1) offshore of New Jersey.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from USGS to conduct research on northern sea otters.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from the Burke Museum to import, export, and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Kathleen Hunt to import and export marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale vessel speed strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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US Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Trustee Implementation Group

Not available yet.

Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement assessing amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Adam Pack to conduct research on humpback whales and other cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dennis Clegg to export and conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Elsie Sunderland to import marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robert DiGiovanni Jr. to conduct research on marine mammals in the U.S. waters from Maine to Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2023-2028 Proposed Program for National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing and draft programmatic environmental impact statement.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Alison Stimpert to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ann Zoidis to conduct research on cetaceans in the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Stock Assessment Reports Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Robin Baird to conduct research on marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Finding on a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application for U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training activities in the Gulf of Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed wind energy areas for commercial wind energy leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Draft environmental assessment for commercial wind energy leasing and site assessment and site characterization activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale vessel strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft revisions to the Process for Injury Determination, Distinguishing Serious from Non-Serious Injury of Marine Mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from the Marine Mammal Center to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Randall Wells to conduct research on cetaceans in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for information regarding the Approaches to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Port Access Route Study.

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U. S. Coast Guard

Not available yet.

Request for peer reviewers for NMFS’s update to its Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Chicago Zoological Society to import and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to conduct research and enhancement on cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Brandon Southall to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from James Hain to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Matson’s Laboratory to import, export, and receive marine mammal teeth.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Jim Darling to conduct research on humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Craig Matkin to conduct research on killer whales in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Revised application from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on ice seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from North Slope Borough to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Heidi Pearson, University of Alaska Southeast, to amend her permit to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Renewal of permit application instructions related to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from North Slope Borough to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from National Museum of Natural History to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lars Bejder to amend his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Follow-up to May 2022 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team meeting.

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Marine Mammal Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from St. George Traditional Council to conduct research on pinnipeds on St. George Island, AK.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from UC Santa Cruz to import dugong samples.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Alaska Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Matson’s Laboratory to import and export samples from polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Oregon State University to amend its permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on walruses in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Anthony Pagano, U.S. Geological Survey, to conduct research on captive polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Atlantic right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Jay Rotella, Montana State University, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Deborah Giles, Wild Orca, to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Allyson Hindle, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lesley Thorne, Stony Brook University, to conduct research on cetaceans in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Marine Life Studies to conduct research on cetaceans in Monterey Bay.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sealight Pictures to film gray seals at the Isles of Shoals and Monomoy Island.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Changqun Zhang, Texas A&M University, to import samples from finless porpoises.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Heather Liwanag to amend her permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to import and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on commercial wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Randall Davis to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from The Whale Museum to conduct research on Southern Resident killer whales in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to consider designating the marine portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft restoration plan 3 and environmental assessment for marine mammals and other resources.

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Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group

Not available yet.

Draft 2021 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to import two walruses for public display.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

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Application from San Diego Zoo Alliance to conduct research on captive polar bears.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Proposed rule to establish time-area closures of spinner dolphins’ daytime habitats at five sites in the Main Hawaiian Islands.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries five-year review of the nomination of the St. George Unangan Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from San Diego Zoo Alliance to receive parts from manatees.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Call for information and nominations for commercial wind energy leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Heather Liwanag to amend her permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Draft environmental impact statement for Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s FY23-24 Environmental Studies Development Plan.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Peter Thielen, Johns Hopkins University, to import and export samples from pinnipeds and cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Immediate actions for responding to the unusual mortality event involving the Florida manatee.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Recommended decision of the Administrative Law Judge on the proposed rule to authorize the taking of gray whales for subsistence and ceremonial purposes by the Makah Tribe.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Stephen Trumble, Baylor University, to import and export samples from cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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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

Not available yet.

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.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

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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National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed List of Fisheries for 2022 .

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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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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

Not available yet.

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.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

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

Not yet available.

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

Not yet available.

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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The Marine Mammal Commission’s comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s request for information on current and future plans for Aquaculture  Opportunity Areas (AOAs) in the Gulf of Mexico, Southern California, and nationwide.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Colleen Reichmuth to conduct research on captive pinnipeds in California and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service’s Draft Recovery Plan for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Lab to conduct research on pinnipeds in the Arctic.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Recommendations for BOEM’s FY 2022-2023 Environmental Studies Plan.

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Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management

Not yet available.

Draft contraceptive plan from Mystic Aquarium for five beluga whales to be imported for research purposes.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from City of Ketchikan to take marine mammals incidental to conducting Berth improvements in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request from U.S. Navy to modify its incidental harassment authorization to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving and removal in association with the service pier extension project at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed permit program for viewing of Southern Resident killer whales by commercial whale-watching operators.

View Letter

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to removing piles at the casting basin in Aberdeen, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Plimsoll Productions to film Northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Inadequate response from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Commission’s recommendations regarding permit applications.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Notice of plans to conduct Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study.

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United States Coast Guard

Not available yet.

Application from Port of Kalama to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility on the Columbia River in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Coast Guard to take marine mammals incidental to expanding the existing wharf at the Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2021 List of Fisheries.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule regarding guidelines for safely deterring marine mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Proposed revisions to the implementing regulations for the Animal Welfare Act.

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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Application from Matson’s Lab to amend its permit to import, receive, possess, and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Petition from Sea Shepherd asking National Marine Fisheries Service to ban imports of seafood and seafood products imported from New Zealand fisheries that are responsible for serious injuries and mortalities of endangered Maui dolphins.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Information provided for National Marines Fisheries Service Endangered Species Act 5-year review of Southern Right Whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from University of Florida to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Applications from Mr. Hamilton James to photograph southern and northern sea otters in California and Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Southwest Fisheries Science Center to take marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research surveys.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Plimsoll Productions to amend its permit to photograph bottlenose dolphins in South Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums to import, receive, possess and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to define the term “habitat” under the Endangered Species Act.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, Año Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Iain Kerr to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ørsted Wind Power North America, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys in coastal waters from New York to Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lars Bejder to amend his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to constructing the Transit Protection Program pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory  to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposal from NOAA for a citizen science strategy to complement the five other “Science and Technology Focal Areas”.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Not yet available.

Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to take pinnipeds incidental to conducting seabird research activities in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Daniel Costa to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Washington Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to reconfiguring the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting various monitoring, research, and enforcement activities within the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of availability of the supplement to Vineyard Wind Offshore Energy Project draft environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind LLC’s construction and operations plan.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Application from Office of Naval Research to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting research activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from New York Genome Center to import samples from humpback whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from USGS to conduct research on southern sea otters.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Equinor Wind, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys off New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhoda Island, and Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to constructing a ferry terminal in Mukilteo, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dominion Energy Virginia to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys off Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Christopher Cilfone to film humpback whales in Hawaii.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from City and County of San Francisco to take marine mammals incidental to conducting various construction activities on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Mayflower Wind Energy, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys off Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Wildstar Films to film bottlenose dolphins in South Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Applications from Mr. Hamilton James to photograph northern and southern sea otters in Alaska and California.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Wild Space Productions to film southern sea otters in Monterey Bay, California.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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 Northwest Training and Testing study area.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Allyson Hindle to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Eugene DeRango to import and possess samples from Galapagos sea lions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of California at San Francisco to import, receive, possess and export samples from cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Oregon State University to amend its permit to conduct research on cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to renew its authorization to take pinnipeds incidental to conducting target and missile launch activities on San Nicolas Island, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Applications from Rio Grande LNG, LLC and Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to constructing two separate LNG facilities in the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chevron Products Company to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Long Wharf in Richmond, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Crowley Fuels, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to upgrading a dock in Kotzebue, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Issues involving responses from the National Marine Fisheries Service to Commission recommendations on proposed incidental take authorizations.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska SeaLife Center to change the authorization under which northern sea otters are held by the facility.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Pacific Shops, Inc., to take marine mammals incidental to improving the marina and shoreline in Alameda, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Negligible Impact Determination Guidelines under section 101(a)(5)(E) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Marilyn Mazzoil to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a geophysical survey in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from U.S. Navy to take California sea lions incidental to constructing a floating dock in San Diego, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Southern sea otter stock assessment report.

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U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Application from Gastineau Channel Historical Society to take marine mammals incidental to constructing a mooring float near Juneau, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Patricia Fair to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in South Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #5: Living Coastal and Marine Resources – Marine Mammals and Oysters.

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Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group

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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 Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a/ Dominion Energy Virginia to take marine mammals incidental to construction of wind energy turbines off the coast of Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Concerns regarding the solvency of the Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event Fund established under section 405 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Lab to conduct research on northern fur seals in California and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Plimsoll Productions to conduct filming activities on common bottlenose dolphins in South Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Environmental Investigation Agency to film beluga whales in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Marine Corps to take marine mammals incidental to conducting various training exercises at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Range Complex in North Carolina.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Lab to import, receive, posses, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Power Systems & Supplies of Alaska to take marine mammals incidental to dock construction in Ketchikan, Alaska

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from SeaWorld, LLC to import one Pacific white-sided dolphin from Canada.

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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 Mariana Islands Training and Testing study area.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Vineyard Wind, LLC and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys off the northeast United States.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Final rule creating hard caps on the take of sperm, fin, humpback, and short-finned pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins in the CA/OR Drift Gillnet Fishery.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Michelle Shero to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Lack of response from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Commission’s recommendations regarding permit applications.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Draft 2019 Stock Assessment Reports.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC and Eni U.S. Operating Co.  Inc. to take marine mammals incidental to the construction, maintenance, and operation of ice roads and ice trails on Alaska’s North Slope.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the City and Borough of Juneau to modify its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a waterfront improvement project in Juneau, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Wall to Wall Productions to film harbor seals in California and Oregon.

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National Marine Fisheries Services

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Application from Andrew Trites to conduct research on southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Environmental Institute of Houston to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Halibut Point Marine Services to take marine incidental to expansion of its dock facility in Sitka, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to reconstructing the ferry terminal in Gustavus, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which assesses the potential environmental impacts of proposed changes to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, its regulations and management plan.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Proposed designation of Critical Habitat for Western North Pacific’s, Central America’s, and Mexico’s Distinct Population Segments of humpback whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Wild Space Productions to amend its permit to film cetaceans and pinnipeds in Monterey Bay.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans at the University of California Santa Cruz to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocky intertidal monitoring activities along the California and Oregon coasts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Port of Alaska to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a new petroleum and cement terminal in Anchorage, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from BBC Studios to film humpback whales in Hawaii.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from California Department of Fish and Wildlife to take harbor seals incidental to conducting construction activities in association with a tidal marsh restoration project in Elkhorn Slough, California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the Amundsen Sea in February 2020.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Douglas Nowacek to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from SeaWorld of California to import a Pacific walrus for public display purposes.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not available yet.

Application from Red Rocks Films to film killer and humpback whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

Application from Alaska Marine Lines to take marine mammals incidental to improving a dock in Lutak Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting an ice exercise in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not available yet.

Application from Dr. Daniel Zitterbart to conduct research on humpback whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

2019 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Scoping of potential regulations to protect Southern Resident killer whales from the impacts of vessel disturbance and sound in the inland marine waters of Washington State

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to building a new ammunition pier at Seal Beach, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Ari Friedlaender to conduct research on cetaceans and pinnipeds in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

Proposed revision to critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident killer whale distinct population segment.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Jordan Cove Energy Project, LP to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility and ancillary activities in Coos Bay, Oregon.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research on Pacific walruses in Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Applications from University of California at Davis and Stanford University to import, receive, and possess samples from Atlantic walruses and polar bears, respectively.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Alaska SeaLife Center to change the authorization under which Pacific walrus are held by the facility.

View Letter

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Mystic Aquarium to import beluga whales for research purposes.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from City of Astoria to take pinnipeds incidental to bridge replacement in Astoria, Oregon.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Renewal of permit application instructions related to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to renew its authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Marine Mammal Lab to conduct research on pinnipeds in Washington, Oregon and California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on Hawaiian monk seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take marine mammals incidental to repairing the north jetty in Coos Bay, Oregon.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Revised permit application instructions and other related documents and forms related to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, Fur Seal Act, and the National Inventory of Marine Mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

2020 List of Fisheries.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Red Rock Films to film killer and humpback whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from City of Juneau to take marine mammals incidental to conducting improvements in Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Carnival Corporation & PLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting improvements at its cruise terminal in Long Beach, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to modifying a ferry terminal in Whittier, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Wild Space Productions to film pinnipeds in Monterey Bay.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Robert Wayne to import samples from fin whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Devon Massyn to film pinnipeds off the coasts of Oregon and California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application seeking pinniped removal authority in the Columbia River and its tributaries and formation of a pinniped-fishery interaction task force.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting high-resolution geophysical surveys offshore of Delaware and Maryland.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Applications from BBC Worldwide Americas to film cetaceans and pinnipeds in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service & National Science Foundation

View Response

Application from Mr. Jim Erickson to take marine mammals incidental to dock replacement in Auke Bay, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the South Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to installation of the Raritan Bay Loop pipeline in waters offshore of New York and New Jersey.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Linnea Pearson to amend her permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to extend the final rule from 2023 to 2025 to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities within the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement and to amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Modification of letter of authorization for Hilcorp Alaska LLC to take marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Letter

Application from Wildstar Films to photograph cetaceans and pinnipeds along the California coast.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District to take marine mammals incidental to replacing dike markers in the Columbia River.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Scott Baker to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a geophysical survey in the southwest Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Dr. Mark Baumgartner to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC to take marine mammals incidental to high-resolution geophysical surveys associated with an offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Office of Naval Research to take marine mammals incidental to conducting research activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a test pile program at the mouth of the Columbia River.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Sea Life Park Hawaii to maintain Hawaiian monk seals for enhancement purposes.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Dr. Friedlaender to conduct research on cetaceans in the Southern Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to improving and constructing ferry berths in Ketchikan, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Letter to NMFS conveying Commission’s concerns regarding the 2017-19 spike in human-caused serious injuries and deaths of North Atlantic right whales, the population’s low birthing rate and declining population size, and the need for immediate, strong measures to mitigate human-based threats to the species.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Hilcorp Alaska LLC and Eni U.S. Operating Co. Inc. to take marine mammals incidental to ice road and ice trail construction on the North Slope of Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research to conduct research on cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from City of Alameda to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a ferry terminal in Alameda, California.

View Letter

National Maine Fisheries Service

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Application from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to conduct research on cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at the Bremerton ferry terminal.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from City and Borough of Sitka and Duck Point Development II, LLC, to take northern sea otters incidental to conducting construction projects in Sitka and Hoonah, Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Northwest Fisheries Science Center Marine Forensics Lab to import, receive, possess, and export samples from marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group draft restoration plan 2 and environmental assessment: Fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and mesophotic and deep benthic communities.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from James Harvey to amend his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in waters off California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement for proposed Pebble Mine Project, Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Not yet available.

Application from Linnea Pearson to amend her permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hilcorp Alaska to take marine mammals incidental to construction, operation, and maintenance of the Liberty Drilling and Production Island in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska.

View Letters

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Engelhaupt to conduct research on marine mammals in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Southern Oceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Whale Foundation to amend its permit to conduct research on cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to repairing a bulkhead at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to reconfiguring the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to modifying a ferry terminal in Auke Bay, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to extend the final rule from 2023 to 2025 to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities within the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Vineyard Wind, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to construction of commercial wind energy turbines and associated facilities off Massachusetts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to take marine mammals incidental to ferry terminal expansion and renovations in San Francisco, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take pinnipeds incidental to conducting target and missile launches from San Nicolas Island, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on Steller sea lions.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Avangrid Renewables, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to high-resolution geophysical surveys in support of wind energy development off North Carolina.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chevron to take marine mammals incidental to conducting  construction activities at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Long Wharf in Richmond, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Lars Bejder to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii and Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Rachel Cartwright to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii, Alaska, and California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sea to Sea Productions to conduct filming activities on gray seals in Maine and New Hampshire.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Duck Point Development II, LLC, to marine mammals incidental to construction of a cruise ship berth and lightering float on Chichagof Island, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Lab to conduct research on Steller sea lions.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Santa Cruz Port District to take marine mammals incidental to replacing a seawall in Santa Cruz, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take marine mammals incidental to conducting various monitoring, research, and enforcement activities within the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Massachusetts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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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.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Hilcorp Alaska to take marine mammals incidental to conducting various oil and gas-related activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the Gulf of Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Alaska SeaLife Center to conduct research on Steller sea lions.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the City of Ketchikan to take marine mammals incidental to removal of an underwater pinnacle in Ketchikan, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for renewal of application from Equinor Wind US LLC (formerly Statoil Wind US LLC) to take marine mammals incidental to site characterization surveys off New York.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hilcorp Alaska, Harvest Alaska, and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, to take northern sea otters incidental to conduction various oil and gas-related activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to conduct research on walrus, polar bears, sea otters, and manatees.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement to conduct training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities within the Northwest Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

U. S. Navy

Not yet available.

Application from Dr. Costa to amend his permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Vazquez-Medina to import, receive, posses, and/or export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Brookfield Zoo to import three bottlenose dolphins for public display.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Federal Aviation Administration to take marine mammals incidental to replacement of the Biorka Island dock in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training, testing, and routine military operations that use Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Petition to ban imports of fish and fish products from New Zealand fisheries that may cause the death or serious injury to Maui dolphins.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct research on West Indian manatees.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Benjamin Hubert to import, receive and possess samples from humpback whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Harvest Alaska, LLC, and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to take sea otters incidental to conducting oil and gas exploration, development, production, and transportation activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society to take pinnipeds incidental to aircraft operations and restoration and maintenance activities at the St. George Reef Light Station on Northwest Seal Rock off the coast of Crescent City, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocky intertidal monitoring activities along the California and Oregon coasts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Applications from Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to take marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research surveys.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the City and Borough of Sitka to take marine mammals incidental to repair of the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Float in Sitka, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the National Wildlife Health Center to possess, receive and/or export samples from northern sea otters, walruses, polar bears, and West Indian manatees.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from City and Borough of Juneau to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a waterfront improvement project in Juneau, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from David Johnston to receive and possess samples from northern fur seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sean Todd to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from cetacean and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Samuel Wasser to conduct research on cetaceans in the Salish Sea.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Proposed policies and procedures for the National Inventory of Marine Mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Daniel Zitterbart to conduct research on humpback whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocket and missile launch activities, rocket recovery activities, and overflight operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for conducting training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

U. S. Navy

Not yet available.

Environmental Studies Plan for Fiscal Years 2020–2022.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Application from Heather Liwanag to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from White Pass and Yukon Route to take marine mammals, incidental to conducting construction activities at the Railroad Dock in Skagway, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

2018 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from National Park Service to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird surveys and climate monitoring activities in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct research on manatees.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from ABR, Inc.—Environmental & Research Services to conduct research on northern sea otters.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from National Wildlife Health Center to possess, receive, and/or export samples from northern sea otters, walruses, polar bears, and manatees.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Research Program to incidentally harass and import, receive, possess, transfer, export, analyze, and archive samples from manatees, polar bears, walruses, and sea otters.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Karyn Rode to conduct research on captive polar bears.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed oil and gas lease sale in the Beaufort Sea Outer Continental Shelf planning area.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Application from Space Explorations Technology Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocket recovery activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft 2018 Stock Assessment Reports.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft Blue Whale Recovery Plan.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Stephen Trumble to amend his permit to import, receive, and possess samples from cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from City of Juneau to take marine mammals incidental to conducting harbor improvements at Statter Harbor in Juneau, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

2019 List of Fisheries.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Karyn Rode to conduct research on captive polar bears.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Michelle Shero to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Washington State Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to bridge repair in Aberdeen, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Exempted fishing permit application for golden crab in the Gulf of Mexico.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Heidi Pearson to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Comments on Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule allowing fishing with “ropeless” lobster gear in restricted areas in New England.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Draft recommendations to the Governor of Washington State for protecting Southern Resident killer whales.

View Letter

Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force

Not yet available.

Application from Joshua Schiffman to import, receive, possess, and export samples from pinnipeds and cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment on habitat projects, nutrient reduction, water quality, and recreational opportunities.

View Letter

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Florida Trustee Implementation Group

Not yet available.

Application from John Calambokidis to conduct research activities on marine mammals in the eastern North Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from SeaWorld, LLC, to conduct research activities on a Cook Inlet beluga whale.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from U.S. Air Force to take pinnipeds incidental to conducting rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Comments on Washington State Governor’s Southern Resident Orca Task Force – Draft Report and Potential Recommendations

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Governor's Office, State of Washington

Not yet available.

Proposed rule on prohibitions applicable to threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Proposed rule on listing species and designating critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Draft regional programmatic environmental assessments for the National Marine Sanctuaries.

View Letter

National Ocean Science

Not yet available.

Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Federally-Regulated Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in the Southern California Planning Area.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Not yet available.

Application from Port of San Francisco to take marine mammals incidental to ferry and water taxi landing construction in San Francisco, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to conduct research on pinnipeds in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to reconstruction of the ferry terminal in Gustavus, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar training and testing activities in the central and western Pacific Ocean and the eastern Indian Ocean.

View Letter

U.S. Navy

Not yet available.

Application from Jay Rotella to amend his permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

Proposed revisions of regulations governing the taking of fur seals for subsistence on the Pribilof Islands.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Linnea Pearson to amend her permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

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Application from Southeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Injury Assessment Plan for Upper Duwamish River, Seattle, Washington.

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National Ocean Service

Not yet available.

Application from Office of Naval Research to take marine mammals incidental to conducting research activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Port of Kalama to take marine mammals incidental to constructing the Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility on the Columbia River in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Tamara McGuire to conduct research on beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Fisheries Science Center to take marine mammals incidental to conducting fisheries research surveys in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and off the U.S. west coast.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to take marine mammals incidental to industry operators conducting geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft environmental impact statement on bowhead whale subsistence harvest.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Oregon State University to conduct research on cetaceans worldwide.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Aaron Roberts to amend his permit to import, receive, and possess samples from harp and hooded seals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Jooke Robbins to conduct research on large whales in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals incidental to conducting two marine geophysical surveys in the North Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Seattle Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to restoration of Piers 62 and 63 in Seattle, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal in Mukilteo, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Plimsoll Productions to conduct filming activities on bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training and testing activities in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Linnea Pearson to amend her permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Icon Films to conduct filming activities on killer whales and harbor seals in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Shaw Institute to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from John Wise to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a/ Dominion Energy Virginia to take marine mammals incidental to conducting unexploded ordnance investigation surveys off the coast of Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research on manatees in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Sea to Shore Alliance to conduct research on manatees in the southeastern United States.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Mote Marine Laboratory to conduct research on manatees in Florida.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from U.S. Geological Survey to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a geophysical survey in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Orsted LLC/Bay State Wind LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting marine site characterization surveys off the coast of Massachusetts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ketchikan Dock Company to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a berth expansion project in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Venoco, LLC, to transfer to Chevron USA, Inc., an authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting pile replacement at the Casitas Pier in Carpinteria, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Kitsap Transit to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at the Annapolis Ferry Terminal in Port Orchard, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to reconfiguring the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Deepwater Wind New England, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting marine site characterization surveys off the coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture 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 ABR, Inc.–Environmental & Research Services to conduct research on marine mammals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to take sea otters incidental to conducting aerial surveys for oil and gas exploration in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Northeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on pinnipeds in the Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the north Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to take marine mammals incidental to ferry terminal expansion and renovations in San Francisco, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chevron to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at its Richmond Refinery Long Wharf in Richmond, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Living Planet Productions/Silverback Films to conduct filming activities on common bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting pier construction activities at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from California Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to demolition and reuse activities associated with replacement of the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Alabama Trustee Implementation Group’s Draft Restoration Plan II and Environmental Assessment: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; Nutrient Reduction; Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Birds; and Oysters.

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Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Not yet available.

Application from Garden State Offshore Energy, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys off the coast of Delaware as part of the Skipjack Wind Project.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Coast Guard to take sea otters incidental to replacement of structures at the Coast Guard Station in Monterey, California.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities at Bremerton and Edmonds ferry terminals in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a wharf recapitalization project in Mayport, Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Call for Information and Nominations for the 2019 Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the Beaufort Sea Planning Area

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available

Request for information for the 5-year status reviews of fin and sei whales, and the Western North Pacific gray whale Discrete Population Segment under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Northwest Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the draft revised stock assessment report for the northern sea otter stock in Washington state.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take marine mammals incidental to conducting confined blasting in Tampa Harbor in Florida.

View Letter

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 Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Robert Garrott to amend his permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Whale Foundation to conduct research on false killer whales in Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Patricia Fair to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from common bottlenose dolphins.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to replacing a dock and ferry terminal in Tenakee Springs, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to extending a service pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting marine structure maintenance and pile replacement activities at multiple facilities in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Harvest Alaska LLC to take marine mammals incidental to pipeline installation in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from City of Astoria to take pinnipeds incidental to bridge replacement in Astoria, Oregon.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Waikiki Aquarium to conduct research on Hawaiian monk seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2017 Stock Assessment Reports.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Statoil Wind U.S. LLC to take marine mammals incidental to site characterization surveys off New York as part of the Empire Wind Project.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take pinnipeds incidental to conducting seabird, shorebird, and other monitoring and research activities within the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Additional consultation under section 103 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act concerning a proposed waiver of the Act’s taking moratorium to authorize the Makah Tribe to hunt gray whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Shannon Atkinson to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Issuance of a waiver of the Marine Mammal Protection Act’s taking moratorium for three wetland restoration projects in Louisiana as directed by Public Law 115-123.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Proposed Program for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Application from Center for Whale Research to conduct research on marine mammals in the eastern North Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society to take pinnipeds incidental to aircraft operations and restoration and maintenance activities at the St. George Reef Light Station off the coast of Crescent City, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Daniel Costa to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

Not yet available.

Application from Mystic Aquarium to collect, import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ari Friedlaender to modify his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Draft Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana

View Letter

Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Trustee Implementation Group

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Application from Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocky intertidal monitoring activities along the California and Oregon coasts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from North Slope Borough to collect, import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from nine species of marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Northeast Fisheries Science Center to conduct research primarily on cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from BBC to film southern sea otters in California.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting testing and training activities at Eglin Air Force Base in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Establishment of a Willamette River Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force and application from Oregon seeking pinniped removal authority.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed critical habitat designation for insular population of false killer whales in the Main Hawaiian Islands.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities in association with a waterfront restoration project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

2017 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Applications from Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Bruce Mate, Dan Engelhaupt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Iain Kerr to amend their permits to authorize the taking of Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whales based on the Service’s proposed rule to list the subspecies as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Eye of the Whale to conduct research on humpback whales in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of California Davis to import, receive, and possess samples from nine marine mammal species.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from James Hain to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales off the Southeast United States.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft national procedural directive clarifying the process for eligible permit applicants to obtain releasable marine mammals for public display purposes under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement provisions included in the Resolution C-17-02 which was adopted at the 92nd Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tina Convention in July 2017.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Glacier Bay National Park to take marine mammals incidental to seabird surveys and climate monitoring activities in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to a wharf recapitalization project in Mayport, Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Kerri Smith to import, receive, possess, and/or export samples from cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to collect, import, receive, and/or possess samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robert Garrott to amend his permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting its ice exercise in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean.

View Letter

U.S. Navy

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Application from Space Explorations Technology Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocket recovery activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft 2018 List of Fisheries.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities conducted within the Hawaii-Southern California Fleet Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

U. S. Navy

Not yet available.

Application from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to construction at the Haines Ferry Terminal in Alaska

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Dave Johnston to modify his permit to conduct research on marine mammals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Coast Guard to take marine mammals incidental to replacement of structures at the Coast Guard Station in Monterey, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Gregory Bossart to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Issuance of emergency permit to the National Park Service to conduct sea otter surveys in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Ecological reference points proposed for inclusion in the menhaden fishery management plan.

View Letter

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Not yet available.

Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals incidental to three geophysical surveys in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., to film Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Venoco, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to pile replacement at the Casitas Pier in Carpinteria, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for activities requiring incidental take authorizations for 2018 in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Jay Rotella to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Linnea Pearson to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Applications from Aaron Roberts to import, receive, and possess samples from harp and hooded seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Burke Museum is to import, receive, possess, and export samples from marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Applications for 27 new exempted fishing permits to allow the West Coast highly migratory species fisheries to test effects and efficacy of deep-set and linked buoy gear.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from James Lloyd-Smith to conduct research on California sea lions along the U.S. West Coast.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Federal Aviation Administration to take marine mammals incidental to replacement of the Biorka Island dock in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Petition to ban importation of commercial fish or products that have been caught with commercial fishing technology that results in incidental mortality or serious injury of vaquita.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Review of draft stock assessment reports for  the Chukchi/Bering Sea and the southern Beaufort Sea stocks of polar bears

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the establishment of annual catch limits for the harvest of bowhead whales by Alaska Natives

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to take marine mammals incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to amend its permit to (1) respond to, rescue, transport, rehabilitate, and release threatened and endangered marine mammals and disentangle marine mammals; (2) conduct research on marine mammals; and (3) collect, salvage, receive, possess, transfer, import, export, analyze, and curate samples from marine mammals under NMFS’s jurisdiction.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. to film Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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National Marine Fisheries Service’s request for comments on the proposed rule (82 Fed. Reg. 28802) to list the Taiwanese humpback dolphin endangered under the ESA.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for information regarding the endangered baiji/Chinese river dolphin/Yangtze River dolphin and endangered Saimaa subspecies of ringed seal for use in five-year status review under the ESA.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Washington State Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to bridge repair in Aberdeen, Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Streamlining regulatory processes and reducing regulatory burden.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving and removal in association with a pier replacement project in San Diego Bay, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Seattle Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to restoration of Piers 62 and 63 in Seattle, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Request for information on the preparation of the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Application from City and Borough of Sitka to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a new docking area in Sawmill Cove, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Request for comments on the Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded since April 28, 2007.

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NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Not yet available.

Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to amend its permit to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robert Garrott to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of Hawaii to take marine mammals incidental to a geophysical survey to be conducted in the central Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities conducted within the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing study area.

View Letter

U. S. Navy

Not yet available.

Request for information relevant to the 5-year review of the status of the North Pacific right whale.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Brent Stewart to conduct research on pinnipeds in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Linnea Pearson to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to take marine mammals incidental to construction of its new Operations and Maintenance Facility in Alameda, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a new dock in Sand Point, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on ice seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Final technical guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal hearing: Underwater acoustic thresholds for onset of permanent and temporary threshold shifts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Consultation under section 103 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act concerning a proposed waiver of the Act’s taking moratorium to authorize the Makah Tribe to hunt gray whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Georgia Department of Natural Resources to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales in the Atlantic.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Spectrum Geo Inc., TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, ION GeoVentures, WesternGeco LLL, and CGG to take marine mammals incidental to conducting geophysical (seismic) surveys in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Jeremy Kiszka to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from National Park Service to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Melissa McKinney to amend her permit to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Offspring Films to film northern and southern sea otters in Alaska and California.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Revised guidelines for setting priorities for developing and implementing recovery plans under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Review of certain regulations under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, including regulations to implement the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from California Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting demolition activities associated with replacement of the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed fur seal harvest levels for subsistence on the Pribilof Islands.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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The role of entanglement in reducing North Atlantic right whale abundance and management actions to monitor and reduce fishery-related interactions.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC, to take walruses and polar bears incidental to conducting subsea cable-laying activities in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Robin Baird to conduct research on cetaceans in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Deepwater Wind, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to geophysical and geotechnical surveys off the coast of New York and Rhode Island.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Keith Ellenbogen to conduct filming activities on marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Whale Museum to conduct research on cetaceans in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from National Museum of Natural History to import, receive, possess, and export samples from marine mammals.

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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, testing, and routine military operations that use Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Ocean Wind, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to geophysical and geotechnical surveys off the coast of New Jersey.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Fred Sharpe to conduct research on humpback and killer whales in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, Año Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to conducting subsea cable-laying activities in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting long range strike weapon systems evaluation program activities at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Kauai, Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal in Mukilteo, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to take marine mammals incidental to ferry terminal expansion and renovations in San Francisco, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Commenting to the U.S. Coast Guard on possible designation of new sea lanes for vessels transiting the Bering and Chukchi Seas and possible effects on North Pacific right whales and Alaska native subsistence hunting.

View Letter

U.S. Coast Guard

Not yet available.

Application from Whitlow Au to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from BBC to conduct filming activities on killer whales in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from City of San Diego to take marine mammals incidental to conducting Coast Boulevard improvements in La Jolla, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ann Zoidis to conduct research on cetaceans primarily in the northern Gulf of Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Matson’s Laboratory, LLC, to import, receive, possess, and export samples from pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammal Laboratory to conduct research on cetaceans in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, and Gulf of Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Columbus Zoo to import California sea lions from China.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Follow-up letter from the Marine Mammal Commission’s 2017 Annual Meeting on North Atlantic right whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Chevron to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Long Wharf in Richmond, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to take marine mammals incidental to reconfiguring the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Robert DiGiovanni to conduct research on marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Petition to designate a protection zone for southern resident killer whales to protect them from vessel-related impacts in an important feeding habitat.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to take marine mammals incidental to permitting commercial firework displays within Sanctuary waters in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Glacier Bay National Park to conduct seabird surveys in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Karina Amaral to import, receive, possess, and export samples from Atlantic spotted dolphins for scientific research.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Southern sea otter stock assessment report.

View Letter

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Application from Morgridge Institute for Research to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to import, receive, possess, and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Arctic Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dorian Houser to conduct research on cetaceans in the United States.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Information on foreign commercial fishing operations that export fish and fish products to the U.S. and the level of incidental and intentional mortality and serious injury to marine mammals in those fisheries.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on management of the subsistence harvest of northern fur seals on St. Paul Island, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Alaska Aerospace Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting launch activities at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Proposed negligible impact determination for the west coast drift gillnet and sablepot fisheries that interact with Endangered Species Act-listed humpback and sperm whales.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from David Wiley to conduct research activities on mysticetes in the Gulf of Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Christopher Cilfone to conduct filming activities on humpback whales in Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule for listing the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whale as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from U.S. Navy to take bottlenose dolphins incidental to conducting waterfront construction activities at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from California Department of Fish and Wildlife-Central Region to take southern sea otters incidental to construction activities in association with a tidal marsh restoration project in Elkhorn Slough, California.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to take bottlenose dolphins incidental to fishery monitoring activities in Texas waters.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird, shorebird, and other monitoring and research activities in Massachusetts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocky intertidal monitoring activities along the California and Oregon coasts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Randall Wells to conduct research on bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Advance notice of proposed rulemaking for meeting U.S. responsibilities under the United States-Russia Polar Bear Agreement.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Draft 2016 Stock Assessment Reports.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from the Maine Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities at the pier in Eastport, Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Sonoma County Water Agency to take marine mammals incidental to construction, maintenance, and monitoring activities in association with estuary management activities at the Russian River near Jenner, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the City of Unalaska to take marine mammals incidental to a dock expansion project in Unalaska, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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2016 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society to take marine mammals incidental to aircraft operations, restoration and maintenance activities, and tour operations at the St. George Reef Light Station on Northwest Seal Rock off the coast of Crescent City, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed creation of hard caps on the take of sperm, fin, humpback, and short-finned pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins in the CA/OR Drift Gillnet Fishery.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Ann Pabst to conduct research activities on cetaceans in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from BBC to conduct filming activities on southern sea otters in California.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research activities on harbor seals in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from David Johnston to conduct research activities on killer and minke whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

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Application from North Slope Borough to conduct research activities on polar bears and walruses in Alaska.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from Joseph Wilson to conduct filming activities on killer and minke whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

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Application from John Durban to conduct research on cetaceans in Antarctica.

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National Science Foundation

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Application from Excelerate Energy, L.P. and TetraTech, Inc. on behalf of Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge, L.P. and Algonquin Gas Transmission L.L.C. to take marine mammals incidental to operation, maintenance, and repair of the Northeast Gateway liquefied natural gas port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral facilities in Massachusetts Bay.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting maritime weapon systems evaluation program activities at Eglin Air Force Base off Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Tamara McGuire to amend her permit to conduct research activities on beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from the City of Kodiak Port and Harbors to take marine mammals incidental to replacement of a transient float in Kodiak, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Joseph Wilson to conduct filming activities on killer and minke whales in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposal to list the North Island subspecies of Hector’s dolphin (the Māui dolphin) as endangered and the South Island subspecies of Hector’s dolphin as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft programmatic environmental impact statement regarding proposed geological and geophysical activities on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

View Response.

Application from James Harvey to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application for Exempted Fishing Permit to test deep-set swordfish buoy gear off the U.S. West Coast.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District to take marine mammals incidental to rehabilitation of a jetty system in Oregon and Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Interim final regulations to prohibit approaching humpback whales in Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from SMRU Consulting North America, LLC, to conduct research on marine mammals in waters off Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Rachel Cartwright to amend her permit to conduct research activities on cetaceans in Hawaii, California, and Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed regulations to prohibit swimming with and approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Commenting on a Canadian Action Plan to reduce entanglements of North Atlantic right whales and possible useful measures to mitigate right whale deaths and injuries from fishery interactions.

View Letter

Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Not yet available.

The Draft Road Map to outline their national implementation strategy for their ecosystem-based fisheries management agency policy.

View Letter

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Not yet available.

Application from California Department of Fish and Wildlife-Central Region to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities in association with a tidal marsh restoration project in Elkhorn Slough, California.

View Lertter

National Marine Mammal Commission

Not yet available.

Comments on RESTORE Act Draft Comprehensive Plan Update 2016 for the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Geological Survey to amend its permit to conduct research on captive polar bears.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to conduct a waterfront restoration project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar.

View Letter

U. S. Navy

Not yet available.

Application from George Watters to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

Application from Craig Matkin to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Scott Kraus to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Center for Coastal Studies to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales in waters off New England.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

2017 List of Fisheries.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Neptune LNG LLC to take marine mammals incidental to maintenance, repair, and decommissioning activities at its liquefied natural gas Deepwater port off the coast of Massachusetts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Environmental impact statement for Lease Sale 244 within the Cook Inlet, Alaska, Outer Continental Shelf planning area.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

View Response

Proposed time area closures for black sea bass pot fishing in the Southeastern United States to protect North Atlantic whales

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from SeaWorld, LLC, to take one non-releasable male Pacific walrus for the purpose of public display.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to take marine mammals incidental to reconstruction of the ferry terminal in Gustavus, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Stephen Trumble to import, possess, and receive samples from cetaceans.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chicago Zoological Society to import, receive, possess, and export samples from Peruvian fur seals and South American sea lions.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from University of California Santa Cruz to import, receive, and possess samples from polar bears.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to demolition and replacement of the fuel pier at Naval Base Pt. Loma in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Passion Planet to film northern sea otters in Washington.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Application from California Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting dismantling and demolition activities associated with replacement of the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Letter

Application from BBC Natural History Unit to film marine mammals in California during a one-year period.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Letter

Application from Allyson Hindle to modify her permit to conduct research on Weddell seals in Antarctica.

View Letter

National Science Foundation

View Response

Application from U.S. Air Force to take marine mammals incidental to conducting long range strike weapon systems evaluation program activities at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Kauai, Hawaii.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Letter

Environmental assessment for commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf off New York.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Application from BlueCrest Alaska Operating, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to conducting oil and gas exploration activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Response to Service actions regarding the June 2016 polar bear meeting and Alaska Nanuuq Commission.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

90-day finding on a petition to list the Taiwanese humpback dolphin as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

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.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View response letter and Federal Register Notice response

Application from Aleut Community of St. Paul to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from St. George Traditional Council to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from SeaWorld LLC to permanently maintain up to six non-releasable Guadalupe fur seals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Quintillion Subsea Operation, LLC, to take walruses incidental to subsea cable-laying activities in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Laura Graham to conduct research on captive polar bears.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research activities in the Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Fairweather, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to anchor-retrieval activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority to take marine mammals incidental to ferry terminal expansion and renovations in San Francisco, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program for 2017–2022 and associated Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

View Response

Application from Living Planet Productions/Silverback Films to conduct filming activities on bottlenose dolphins in Florida.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from BlueCrest Alaska Operating, LLC to take northern sea otters incidental to conducting oil and gas exploration activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Not yet available.

Proposed rule to designate the Sakhalin Bay-Nikolaya Bay-Amur River stock of beluga whales as depleted.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to receive, possess, import, and export samples from marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Service’s Office of Science and Technology to conduct research on marine mammals off California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Municipality of Skagway to take marine mammals incidental to reconstruction of the ore terminal in Skagway Harbor, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Silverback Films to film southern sea otters in California.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC to take marine mammals incidental to cable-laying operations for the Block Island Wind farm off Rhode Island.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Randall Davis to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington seeking authority for lethal removals of predatory California sea lions at Bonneville Dam.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed rule to amend its regulations implementing the Animal Welfare Act as they pertain to marine mammals.

View Letter

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Not yet available.

Application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take marine mammals incidental to conducting three marine geophysical surveys in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from DONG Energy Massachusetts LLC to take marine mammals incidental to geophysical and geotechnical surveys off Massachusetts.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from BBC to amend its permit to film southern sea otters in California and northern sea otters in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Information on the Indus River dolphin for use in a 5-year review of the species’ status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Proposed rule for standardized bycatch reporting methodology.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Space Explorations Technology Corporation to take marine mammals incidental to conducting rocket recovery activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Interim final rule to enhance documentation and captain training requirements associated with the dolphin-safe label on tuna products.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Port of Kalama to take marine mammals incidental to construction of the Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility on the Columbia River in Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Jim Darling to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii and Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft monitoring plan for nine distinct population segments of the humpback whale not listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Final Report on the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study.

View Letter

U.S. Coast Guard

Not yet available.

Application from U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities in Port Angeles, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from the City of San Diego to take marine mammals incidental to conducting a sand quality survey at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed reclassification of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from California State University, Bakersfield to conduct research on pinnipeds held at rehabilitation facilities in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Quintillion Subsea Operations, LLC, to take marine mammals incidental to conducting cable-laying activities in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Glacier Bay National Park to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird surveys in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Draft environmental assessment for the issuance of annual incidental take authorizations for oil and gas activities in 2016 in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from Point Blue Conservation Science to take marine mammals incidental to conducting seabird research activities in California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Proposed rule on the Seafood Monitoring Program.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

A revision to the revised draft guidance regarding the acoustic thresholds for activities causing an onset permanent threshold shift and temporary threshold shift for marine mammal species under the Service’s jurisdiction.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Marine Stewardship Council’s Public Comment Draft Report addressing Certification Requirements for the Northeastern Tropical Pacific purse seine tuna fishery of Mexico.

View Letter

SCS Global Services

Not yet available.

Application from Evin Hildebrandt to receive, possess, and create cell lines from cetaceans.

View Letter

National Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Pam Miller to receive, possess, and export samples from marine mammals.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from ExxonMobil Alaska LNG LLC to take marine mammals incidental to geophysical and geotechnical survey in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

Not yet available.

Application from the Navy to take marine mammals incidental to training activities to be conducted within the Temporary Maritime Activities Area in the Gulf of Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Sonoma County Water Authority to take marine mammals incidental to construction and maintenance activities in association with estuary management activities at the Russian River near Jenner, California.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from National Marine Mammal Laboratory to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to amend its permit to conduct research activities on Steller sea lions in Alaska

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Anthony Pagano to conduct research on captive polar bears.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Application from Washington State Department of Transportation to take marine mammals incidental to upgrading the Coupeville Ferry Terminal on Whidbey Island, Washington.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response.

Application from the Indianapolis Zoo to take one non-releasable male Pacific walrus for the purpose of public display.

View Letter

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

View Response

Proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items being considered for the Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

View Letter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Ann Zoidis to conduct research on cetaceans in Hawaii and the Mariana Islands.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment and call for information and nominations for commercial wind leasing and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf offshore South Carolina.

View Letter

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Not yet available.

Request for comments on the incidental taking of five endangered or threatened populations of marine mammals in various Bering Sea and Aleutian Island trawl and longline fisheries in Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response

Application from Port of Anchorage to take marine mammals incidental to a test pile program in Anchorage, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response.

Application from UniSea, Inc., to take marine mammals incidental to dock construction activities in Unalaska, Alaska.

View Letter

National Marine Fisheries Service

View Response