Section 2. Findings and Declaration of policy: (6) marine mammals have proven themselves to be resources of great international significance, esthetic and recreational as well as economic, and it is the sense of the Congress that they should be protected and encouraged to develop to the greatest extent feasible commensurate with sound policies of resource management and that the primary objective of their management should be to maintain the health and stability of the marine ecosystem. Whenever consistent with this primary objective, it should be the goal to obtain an optimum sustainable population keeping in mind the carrying capacity of the habitat. ... (18) (A) The term "harassment" means any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which— (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.
|Project Name||Seals at Children's Pool|
|Project Description||Seals vs. human use of Children's Pool area in La Jolla|
|Project Founder||Ray Lutz|
|Project Curator||Ray Lutz|
|Project Type||Issue Oversight|
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