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Sen. Finance unveils draft budget bill

...language that money appropriated for the Alaska State Troopers not be used to help federal employees enforce the Marine Mammal Protection Act as it relates to sea otters in southeast Alaska. Similar language was included in the budget last year.Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/sen-finance-unveils-draft-budget-bill
State | AK legislature
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
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
2013 will set sea otter harvest record

...otters harvested in both 2011 and 2012.Sea otters can only be hunted by Alaska Natives under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. These numbers do not reflect illegal or unreported kills by non-Natives. There is no set season, bag...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/2013-will-set-sea-otter-harvest-record
State
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
Rules change for Alaska Native sea otter pelt use

...clothing that can be sold to non-natives, KFSK-radio reported.The changes do not change requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, said Andrea Medeiros, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."These are...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-22/rules-change-alaska-native-sea-otter-pelt-use
State
NOAA takes Steller sea lions off threatened list

...list of threatened and endangered species, they are still provided a good measure of protection under the Marine Mammal Protection Act," she said.When an animal is delisted, the Endangered Species Act requires a monitoring plan that covers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/noaa-takes-steller-sea-lions-threatened
State
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...display of marine mammals is allowed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, general comments about keeping whales in...gov/mediacenter/index.html)Under the Marine Mammal Protection act, passed in October 1972, no wild animals can...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-15/alaskans-orca-film-might-stir-memories-80
Art
Sea otter subsistence harvest lecture and skin sewing demonstration to be held Saturday

...harvest levels. The presentation will also include discussion about the exemption for Alaska Natives under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the current implementation by the Fish and Wildlife Service impacts the sea otter fur industry. Later that...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-09/sea-otter-subsistence-harvest-lecture-and
Art
Polar bear cub prepares for new home in New York

...harvested for subsistence purposes by Alaska Natives, but killing a mother with cubs is not legal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional redirector Geoff Haskett said officials are still investigating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-14/polar-bear-cub-prepares-new-home-new-yo
State

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