Establishment of Time-Area Closures for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act

United States

Proposed

Description

The United States National Marine Fisheries Service is pr…

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History of Changes

Published
28 Sep, 2021

AGENCY:
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.
ACTION:
Proposed rule; request for comment.
SUMMARY:
We, NMFS, propose a regulation under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to establish mandatory time-area closures of Hawaiian spinner dolphins' essential daytime habitats at five selected sites in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). These regulatory measures are intended to reduce take of Hawaiian spinner dolph...

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