U.S. Navy Seeks Permission from National Marine Fisheries Service to Harass Seals

The U.S. Navy applied to the National Marine Fisheries Service for authorization to harass ringed seals, potentially causing temporary hearing impairment, during the course of submarine training and testing activities near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska between February 1, 2022, and April 30, 2022. NMFS is seeking input on the application and will be accepting public comments through January 10, 2022.