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Biological and Conference Opinion on the issuance of Permit No. 20556 and its subsequent modification (Permit No. 20556-01) to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, responsible party Jonathan P. Ambrose, for research on North Atlantic right whales
  • Published Date:
    2017
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division, ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Office of Protected Resources, ;
  • Description:
    "The action agency for this consultation is NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, Permits and Conservation Division (hereafter the Permits Division). The Permits Division proposes to issue a scientific research permit (Permit No. 20556, Appendix A) and then modify this permit (to become Permit No. 20556-01) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA and section 104 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 USC 1361 et seq.) to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), Responsible party Jonathan P. Ambrose, 2070 U.S. Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, Georgia 30025-4711. The purpose of the proposed permit is to allow an exception to the moratoria and prohibition on takes established under the ESA and MMPA in order to allow the applicant to conduct scientific research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the proposed modification to the permit is to authorize the use of a new tag technology, fully-piercing tags, pending results of testing"--Introduction.

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