Pay attention to this one. Proposed Rule. List of Fisheries for 2015

nmfs_logoThe National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2015, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2015 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. comment period that ends in 28 days (09/24/2014)  Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. Read more here 09:43

3 Responses to Pay attention to this one. Proposed Rule. List of Fisheries for 2015

  1. DickyG says:

    “The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2015, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2015 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery.”

    Now where will the “Agency” place the Energy Industry’s seismic blasting, oil and gas rigs and 650 foot wind tower construction disruption on this list? They would certainly seem to qualify.

    Will National Marine Fisheries Service List the Industries of Energy (LIE) that cause the “mortality and serious injury of marine mammals”?

    • borehead says:

      DickyG you ole cynic you!

      Willy Y Brown, (am I confusing him with Willy O?) says he “wanted to take some time to clear up a few misperceptions about the bureau’s decision and what it means.”

      I’d guess that kill list that NMFS put out a couple of years ago was fantasy because, “As a scientist who has spent a good part of my career working in non-governmental environmental organizations and in industry, I understand and appreciate advocacy. At the same time, I believe that everyone benefits by getting the facts right”.

      Safe seismic testing doesn’t harm marine animals.

      “To date, there has been no documented scientific evidence of noise from air guns used in geological and geophysical (G&G) seismic activities adversely affecting marine animal populations or coastal communities. This technology has been used for more than 30 years around the world. It is still used in U.S. waters off of the Gulf of Mexico with no known detrimental impact to marine animal populations or to commercial fishing.”
      I’d say Willy O is wearing a BOEM Darth Vader helmet like the boss man!

  2. StripedBassHole says:

    Just like when Dr. Jane Lubchenco PhD headed up NOAA. NOAA/NMFS is still part of the Commerce Dept. Show them the MONEY. We can’t forget the GREEN.
    Then EDF is always interested in the Environment, the Investment Environment.

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