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 legislation would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to give state and tribal managers more flexibility in addressing predatory sea lions in the Columbia River system that are threatening both ESA-listed salmon and steelhead.
The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 is a comprehensive law
(88.) See Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, Pub.
Key laws Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972; Endangered Species Act of 1973; Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940; National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 Websites http://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/endangered/ http://www.fws.gov/alaska/eaglepermit/index.htm Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Oversight Ensures the pipeline is built and operated to meet the objectives of federal safety standards even if different methods and materials are used because of Alaska's unusual soils and terrain.
Then the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 outlawed seal killing.
Accordingly, they already receive some protection under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. That law generally prohibits the take or import of marine mammals and their parts or products.
The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 makes it illegal to harass, hunt, capture, collect or kill any marine mammal or attempt to engage in any such contact.
[sections] 1978 (1994) [hereinafter Pelly Amendment]; Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, 16 U.S.C.[subsections] 1361-1421(h) (1994 & Supp.
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA) are the two primary Federal statutes that protect marine mammals and threatened and endangered species in Hawaiian waters, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects seabirds.
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Other legislation such as the U.S.
CONGRESS ON THE MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT OF 1972, 1999-2000, at 61
The passage of such legislation as the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act has given NOAA specific responsibilities in environmental management and modified its role from that of a scientific and technical agency into one that deals with the many social, political, and economic problems of fisheries and the environment.
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