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 designate critical habitat for the Carolina and South Atlantic Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon - through 09/01/2016
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to designate critical habitat for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon - through 09/01/2016
- NOAA Fisheries proposes to delist the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin distinct population segment (DPS) of canary rockfish because it does not meet the DPS criteria and update the listed Puget Sound/Georgia Basin yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio DPS descriptions - through 09/06/2016
- NOAA Fisheries publishes proposed 2017 List of Fisheries classifying U.S. commercial fisheries into one of three categories according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals, public comment through 09/14/2016 -
- 90-Day Finding on petition to list chambered nautilus under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information - through 10/25/2016
Contact one of our Regional Stranding Network participants to report a stranded or beached marine mammal.
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Updated: December, 2015