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NMFS Publications: NMFS OPR

Office of Protected Resources (OPR)

OPRThe OPR is responsible for the conservation, protection, and recovery of more than 150 endangered and threatened marine species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). OPR's work includes: listing species under the ESA, monitoring species status, designating critical habitat, recovery of endangered and threatened species, developing ESA policies, guidance, and regulations and working with partners to conserve and recover species.

Current Publications