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Biological Opinions (ESA Section 7)


Biological opinions document NMFS' opinion as to whether a Federal action is likely to jeopardize the continued existence of an ESA-listed species, or result in the destruction or adverse modification of species' critical habitat.

Opinions Issued

In the Headquarters office, NMFS consults on two general types of Federal Agency actions:

Regional Offices consult on smaller-scale projects; those Opinions can be found on the regional offices web pages (see below).

Nationwide Consultations

Incidental Harassment Authorizations

Scientific Research on ESA-Listed Species

Incidental Take of ESA-Listed Species


Region-Specific Biological Opinions

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Updated: February 19, 2014