National Marine Fisheries Service Considering Application for the Incidental Harm of Marine Mammals

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice of its receipt of an application submitted by the Sonoma County Water Agency (“Agency”) for a permit that would authorize the incidental harm and harassment of harbor seals, California sea lions, and northern elephant seals during the course of Russian River estuary management by the Agency between 2022 and 2027. NMFS is accepting public comments on the permit application through February 22, 2022.