Biological Opinions & MMPA Permits with ESA-Listed Marine Mammals

Under the Endangered Species Act, Section 7; Biological Opinions document NOAA Fisheries' 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. Below you will find documents of biological opinions and Marine Mammal Protection Act permits for fisheries interactions with ESA-listed marine mammals.

To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call: 1-866-767-6114;
For law enforcement, harassments, and other violations, please call: 1-800-853-1964

For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-877-SOS-WHALe or 1-877-767-9425
or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16
To report derelict gear, please call: 1-855-542-3935

Highly Migratory Species Drift gillnet fishery, 2013 2.73MB

Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, 2004 723kb

Highly Migratory Species Deepset Longline Biological Opinion, 2011 420kb

Groundfish Biological Opinion, 2012  5.12MB

Southern Resident Killer Whales and Salmon Fisheries Interactions