Federal Agency Re-Authorizes Harassment of Marine Mammals by Army Corps of Engineers

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced the reissuance of an authorization previously granted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the incidental harassment of seven species of marine mammals in the course of a dock replacement project in Sausalito, Calif. Work was not completed under the initial authorization, and therefore, NMFS is issuing an identical incidental harassment authorization which will be effective January 5, 2022, through January 4, 2023. Impacted species include harbor porpoises, harbor seals, gray whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, northern fur seals, and northern elephant seals.