NMFS Announces Receipt of Application for Permit to Research Southern Resident Killer Whales

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice that a representative of a group called “Wild Orca” has applied for a permit pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to do research on ESA-listed Southern Resident killer whales via vessel surveys over a period of five years. NMFS is accepting public comments on the permit application through April 8, 2022.