Marine Mammal Protection Act


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Marine Mammal Protection Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1972, that prohibited the hunting or killing of marine mammals such as dolphins and whales. It also imposed a moratorium on the sale, import and export of marine mammals. Later legislation provided for exceptions for marine mammals captured in the process of fishing, but this remained controversial. The Act was intended to prevent species depletion. See also: Endangered Species Act.
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Specifically, Congress passed the Clean Water Act (Federal Water Pollution Control Act), (45) MBTA, (46) Endangered Species Act, (47) Marine Mammal Protection Act, (48) and the OPA.
Never mind that the animals are already protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and that the polar bear population is not in decline.
Despite an exemption from the Marine Mammal Protection Act by the U.S.
As of this publication, Congress has approved legislation requested by the DOD amending the Migratory Bird Protection Act, portions of the Endangered Species Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Now, the DOD is seeking changes through the RRPI to certain hazardous waste laws--specifically, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Pentagon would like to define the "harassment" of marine mammals, including whales and porpoises, as interfering with biologically significant issues, such as survival and breeding.
Together, ACF and WDCS are focusing on Australia's Oceans Policy and the need for legislative reform and will be working towards the development of a Marine Mammal Protection Act in Australia.
Subsequently, in 1911, the Marine Mammal Protection Act issued a ban on the commercial harvest of the sea otter and pioneered its remarkable recovery.
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