U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Permit to Harass Otters During Dock Expansion in Alaska

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its receipt of a Marine Mammal Protection Act permit application from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) that would authorize the non-lethal take of northern sea otters incidental to a dock expansion project at USCG Base Ketchikan from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. FWS is accepting public comments through July 5, 2022.