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:
Office of Protected Resources (F/PR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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:
- Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries categorizes commercial fisheries according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals - through 09/24/2014
- Proposed Modification of 101(a)(5)(E) Permit for CA Thresher Shark/Swordfish Drift Gillnet and WA/OR/CA Sablefish Pot Fisheries - through 09/24/2014
- Finding on Petition to Designate Sakhalin Bay-Amur River Beluga Whale Stock as Depleted under the Marine Mammal Protection Act - extended through 09/29/2014
- Proposed IHA for Pier Replacement Project at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, CA - through 10/06/2014
- Proposed Changes to ESA Critical Habitat Policies and Regulations - extended through 10/09/2014
- Proposed IHA for Bluecrest Exploratory Drilling in Lower Cook Inlet, AK - through 10/14/2014
- Proposed LOA for U.S. Navy Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Training in VA and NC - through 10/15/2014
- Proposed IHA for San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility Project in Alameda, CA - through 10/17/2014
- Status review initiated for the orange clownfish with a request for scientific and commercial information - through 11/03/2014
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to list Nassau Grouper as threatened under the ESA - through 12/31/2014
Contact one of our Regional Stranding Network participants to report a stranded or beached marine mammal.
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Updated: May 13, 2014