Biological Opinion on the Issuance of Permit No. 17304-03 for Scientific Research on Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

September 05, 2017

Biological opinion detailing a new project as part of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS) and in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

In partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the researchers are initiating a new project as part of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS). The overall intent of GoMMAPPS is to collect broad-scale surveys for protected species to inform the distribution and abundance of marine animals across years and seasons. This inforemation will help BOEM and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement assess the risk to sea turtles of various activities associated with oil and gas operations in the GoM. 

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