Marine Mammal Protection Act

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA or Act) prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas, and the importation of marine mammals and marine mammal products into the U.S. The MMPA gives the Secretary of Commerce, working through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, authority and duties under the Act for all Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and Pinnipeds (seals and sea lions, except walruses), and gives authority for other species of marine mammals to the Secretary of the Interior, working through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Secretaries are also required to prepare and periodically revise stock assessments of marine mammal stocks (section 117). In addition, the Secretary of Commerce must publish in the Federal Register and revise at least annually a list of commercial fisheries that categorizes the fisheries based on the incidence of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals (section 118(c)). - Source: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/laws/mmpa.pdf - Date Enacted: October 21, 1972 - Codification: 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1361 et seq. - Authority: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service When investigating geo-regulatory boundaries near the boundary edges, users should consult the most up to date applicable jurisdictional boundaries from all respective authoritative sources.

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Metadata Date November 9, 2016
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) May 11, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 9, 2016
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) May 11, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data represent the unofficial boundary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as of 2016. For the official boundary, please reference language within the authoritative legislation and consult the governing agency/agencies. A copy of the legislation is found here: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/laws/mmpa.pdf These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 180.000000
Bbox North Lat 74.7088400040001
Bbox South Lat -17.5550000019999
Bbox West Long -180.000000
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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