Contact NMFS Office of Protected Resources
If you wish to receive additional information regarding endangered species or marine mammal issues beyond what is available on this site, please contact:
Mail: Office of Protected Resources (F/PR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Visitors to the office: Some state driver's licenses may not meet Real ID Act standards for accessing Federal buildings. Please refer to the list of acceptable forms of ID for accessing the building.
Regional Protected Resources Divisions
- Alaska Regional Office
- Greater Atlantic Regional Office (Northeast)
- Pacific Islands Regional Office
- Southeast Regional Office
- West Coast Regional Office
Please submit public comments on regulations and other actions using the contact information given in the Federal Register. Regulations and other actions open for comment are published daily at Regulations.gov.
The following OPR actions are currently accepting comments:
- Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports are available for public comment - through 04/29/2015
- Proposal to list the Tanzanian distinct population segment of African Coelacanth as threatened under the ESA - through 05/04/2015
- 90-Day Finding on petition to list the common thresher shark under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information on the common thresher shark - through 05/04/2015
- 90-Day Finding on petitions to list porbeagle shark under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information on porbeagle shark - through 05/12/2015
- 90-Day Finding on petition to identify and delist Saint John River shortnose sturgeon under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information - through 06/05/2015
- 90-Day Finding on petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information - through 06/05/2015
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding Makah Tribe’s Request To Hunt Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales - through 06/11/2015
- Proposal to list 11 distinct population segments of green sea turtles as endangered or threatened under the ESA - through 06/22/2015
- 90-Day Finding on petition to delist the Snake-River fall-run Chinook salmon ESU under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information - through 06/22/2015
- Proposal to revise ESA status of humpback whales, identifying 14 distinct population segments and listing 2 as endangered and 2 as threatened - through 07/20/2015
- Applications for Scientific Research Permits - ongoing
Contact one of our Regional Stranding Network participants to report a stranded or beached marine mammal.
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Updated: September 22, 2014