Biological Opinion on the Issuance of Permit No. 13430 for Research on Pacific Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions and Northern Elephant Seals in Coastal Waters, Rookeries and Haulouts of Washington and Oregon
NOAA Fisheries' biological opinion on the proposed research of marine mammals along the coasts of Washington and Oregon. This opinion considers the effects on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.
On April, 14 2009, NOAA Fisheries Permits, Conservation and Education Division requested consultation with NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources—Endangered Species Division on the proposal to issue Permit No. 13430 for research on Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) and Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris) within coastal waters, rookeries and haulouts of Washington and Oregon states. A completed Environmental Assessment was submitted with this request.