Star-Advertiser, 19 Nov. 2016
The National Marine Fisheries Service is reopening the public-comment period for a proposed rule to prohibit swimming with and approaching a Hawaiian spinner dolphin within 50 yards.
The proposal seeks to keep swimmers, vessels and drones at least 50 yards away from Hawaiian spinner dolphins within 2 nautical miles from shore.
The rule was first published in August, with a comment period closing Oct. 23, but the agency decided to reopen the comment period until Dec. 1 to provide additional time for the public to submit information and to comment.
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