MEDIA ADVISORY: NOAA issues MMPA authorizations for Atlantic geophysical surveys

Audio from the November 30, 2018 media call is posted to the "resources" section below
November 30, 2018
The Incidental Harassment Authorizations include monitoring and mitigation measures for marine mammals such as humpback whales.

NOAA Fisheries will hold a media call on the final authorizations issued today under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the incidental harassment of marine mammals, and associated mitigation measures, by companies proposing to conduct geophysical surveys in support of hydrocarbon exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.

WHAT: Media teleconference and Q&A

WHEN: Friday, November 30, 1:00 pm ET


  • Donna Wieting, director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
  • Jolie Harrison, chief, Permits and Conservation Division, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
  • Benjamin Laws, biologist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources

Dial-in: 888-566-6170
International: 1-212-547-0478
Passcode: Atlantic

Media contact:
Jennie Lyons, 301-427-8013