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:
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the Gulf of Mexico subspecies of Bryde’s Whale as endangered under the ESA - through 02/06/2017
- NOAA Fisheries proposes 101(a)(5)(E) permit for incidental takes of whales in CA thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet fishery (>/=14 inch mesh) and WA/OR/CA sablefish pot fishery - through 02/09/2017
- NOAA Fisheries, the Department of State, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service solicit comment on the recommendations to add 12 species to the Annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol - through 02/13/2017
- NOAA Fisheries announces proposed rule to require TEDs on Skimmer Trawl, Push-Head Trawl, and Wing Net vessels available for comment through 02/14/2017 -
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the giant manta ray as threatened under the ESA - through 03/13/2017
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the oceanic whitetip shark as threatened under the ESA - through 03/29/2017
Contact one of our Regional Stranding Network participants to report a stranded or beached marine mammal.
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Updated: December, 2015