Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Waterfront Construction
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting waterfront construction, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about the HSRP and the full meeting agenda will be posted at http: // www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/meetings_galveston2016.h tm.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.