[MARMAM] MMPA Proposed Rule to Protect Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

Trevor Spradlin - NOAA Federal trevor.spradlin at noaa.gov
Wed Aug 24 12:48:51 PDT 2016


*Important News for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins*

Today (August 24, 2016), NOAA/NMFS published in the *Federal Register *a
proposed rule under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to prohibit
swimming-with and approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins within 50 yards.
These regulations are designed to reduce human activities that result in
take of spinner dolphins, including harassment and disturbance.

Following is the direct link to the FR Notice:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/24/2016-203
24/protective-regulations-for-hawaiian-spinner-dolphins-unde
r-the-marine-mammal-protection-act

*Please note that public comments are due on or before October 23, 2016.*

Following is the link to the NOAA/NMFS Pacific Islands Regional
Office's dedicated webpage on the proposed rule with additional background
documents:

http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_spinner_EIS.html



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Trevor R. Spradlin, M.Res.
Acting Chief
Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division (F/PR2)
Office of Protected Resources
NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Tel: 301-427-8479
E-mail: Trevor.Spradlin at noaa.gov
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