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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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the enforcer of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, will weigh the recommendations made in the coming months by an 18-member task force whose membership comprises the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
environmental laws are linked to the Pelly Amendment, including: the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976;(125) the Driftnet Impact Monitoring, Assessment, and Control Act of 1987;(126) the African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988;(127) the Marine Mammal Protection Act amendments of 1988;(128) the Fishery Conservation Amendments of 1990;(129) the Driftnet Act Amendments of 1990;(130) and the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries Enforcement Act of 1992.
Marine Mammal Protection Act, with the sperm whale also listed as an endangered species.
Relative to the total number of animals that can be safely removed annually from a population of marine mammals (defined as the potential biological removal (PBR) level in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) (16 U.
Before turning to Texas law, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 should be mentioned.
Nearly 20 years after passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we're seeing pinnipeds in record populations and unusual situations -- elephant seals blanketing rookeries from the Farallons to the Channel Islands in numbers our great-grandparents couldn't have seen.
Attorney Stuart Smith of Smith Stag LLC, another panelist, predicted suits will be brought under various environmental laws such as CERCLA, Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act in addition to more obvious areas like General Maritime Law and the Oil Pollution Act.
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Smith provides technical studies and environmental support, including National Environmental Policy Act support, Environmental Site Assessment and Marine Mammal Protection Act support.
Gray seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Coalition lawyers argued that the Navy's testing was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Standards for Dolphin Safe tuna, which have been codified by the US Marine Mammal Protection Act, require that tuna be caught without chasing or netting any dolphins.
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