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Wildlife Wednesday talk highlights marine mammal protection

...coming up Oct. 17 are presentations on the Marine Mammal Protection Act and enforcement.This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. To commemorate the ground-breaking federal...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-10-12/wildlife-wednesday-talk-highlights-m
Outdoors
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...Endangered Species Act and "depleted" under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.That put an end to hunting polar bears in...Kreider and SCI argued that one part of the Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizes import of polar bear populations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

...pups for signs of disease. All have been reported healthy.Four types of ice-dependent seals - bearded, ringed, spotted and ribbon seals - are found in the Bering Strait region. All are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-03/lacking-sea-ice-seal-pups-bask-nome-bea
State
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

...pups for signs of disease. All have been reported healthy.Four types of ice-dependent seals - bearded, ringed, spotted and ribbon seals - are found in the Bering Strait region. All are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/lacking-sea-ice-seal-pups-bask-nome-bea
State
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...Islands, have seen sharp declines. Only Alaska Natives are allowed to harvest sea otters under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. In 2013, the reported harvest set a new record, surpassing the total harvest numbers for 2011 and 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Harbor seal pup returns to wild

...to teach it how to eat fish ... and make sure it could go back to the wild."Harbor seals fall under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement and Office of General Counsel gave a written warning to someone (not...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/harbor-seal-pup-returns-wild
Outdoors
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...been negatively impacted by sound. "We issue authorizations for incidental harassment under MMPA (the Marine Mammal Protection Act) for this purpose, and those animals 'taken' are by definition negatively affected," he said. According...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-24/man-made-sounds-effect-marine-animal
Outdoors
Stedman: Chances for unchanged bounty bill slim

...problem.The bill proposed having the state pay $100 for each sea otter lawfully killed under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.Under the law, only Alaska Natives can hunt sea otters in Alaska. But the federal agency that manages otters...

http://juneauempire.com/2014-01-17/stedman-chances-unchanged-bounty-bill-slim
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...burden on industries including oil and fishing. Doug Vincent-Lang said adequate protections, such as the Marine Mammal Protection Act, remain in place to ensure conservation of the whales."Simply put, the threat of extinction for this stock...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...threat of extinction for this subpopulation is gone."According to officials, other protections including the Marine Mammal Protection Act, would remain in place. That law protects humpbacks from harassment and hunting.Recovery of the whales...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/humpbacks-endangered-species-status-que
State

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