National Marine Fisheries Service Seeks Public Input on Authorization to Harm and Harass Marine Mammals During Pier Construction Project

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has received a request from the City of Seattle for authorization to harm and harass a number of marine mammals, including humpback whales, gray whales, minke whales, killer whales, longbeaked common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, harbor porpoises, California sea lions, harbor seals, and northern elephant seals incidental to a pier reconstruction and removal project. NMFS is accepting public comments through April 4, 2022.