Sign up for

FishNews

and other email updates

Biological Opinions (ESA Section 7)

Overview

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

Archive

Region-Specific Biological Opinions

More Information

Updated: February 19, 2014