→ Incidental take of marine mammals

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The National Marine Fisheries Service ‘has received a request from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act, [the National Marine Fisheries Service] is announcing receipt of the Hilcorp's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals.’ The public is invited to ‘provide information, suggestions, and comments on the Hilcorp's application and request.’