NMFS Announces Upcoming Public Hearing on Proposal to Protect Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced a virtual public hearing for December 9, 2021, to discuss the agency’s proposed regulation that would prohibit any entry into five known Hawaiian spinner dolphin habitats between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily in order to minimize human-dolphin disturbance. The agency is still accepting public comments on the proposed rule through December 27, 2021.