The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will take comments until April 13, 2017, on the proposed establishment of a protection zone for Southern Resident killer whales in the Puget Sound. The rule would include a 200-yard approach rule, a prohibition on parking vessels in the path of the whales, and a protected area (no-go zone) in Puget Sound along the west side of San Juan Island, Washington.

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