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Welcome to the Office of Protected Resources

The Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is a headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service, or NMFS), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibility for protecting marine mammals and endangered/threatened marine life.

NOAA's Office of Protected Resources works to conserve, protect, and recover species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in conjunction with our Regional Offices, Science Centers, and various partners.

Recent News and Hot Topics

09/21/2014
Updated Data on Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event
09/21/2014
Updated data on Northern Gulf of Mexico dolphin/ whale (Cetacean) Unusual Mortality Event
09/15/2014
FY2014 Prescott Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance
09/04/2014
Recovery plan draft for elkhorn and staghorn corals
09/03/2014
Negative 90-day finding on petition to list 6 species of Pacific damselfishes; status review initiated for the orange clownfish with a request for scientific and commercial information through 11/03/2014
09/02/2014
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list Nassau Grouper as threatened under the ESA
08/26/2014
NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the ESA
08/25/2014
Proposed Modification of 101(a)(5)(E) Permit for CA Thresher Shark/Swordfish Drift Gillnet and WA/OR/CA Sablefish Pot Fisheries
08/22/2014
Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries categorizes commercial fisheries according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals
08/20/2014
Dolphin Harassment Continues in Florida Panhandle, Tour Boat Operator Fined
08/19/2014
Final Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports for 2013
08/07/2014
Sockeye salmon on the road to recovery in the Pacific Northwest

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