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Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

...passes, the humpback populations that are removed from the endangered list would still be protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.The public has 90 days to comment on the recommended changes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
State
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
Marine mammal guide aims to make identification easy

...marine mammals at sea. In the late 1980s, Wynne was working with commercial fishermen who were required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act to report interactions with marine mammals. Wynne discovered that fishermen were reporting mammals never found...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/marine-mammal-guide-aims-make-identi
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
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
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/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
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

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