Biological Opinion on the Issuance of Scientific Research Permit No. 20197 to Jon Hare (Northeast Fisheries Science Center), and Permit No. 19627 to Bonnie Ponwith (Southeast Fisheries Science Center)
This document is NOAA Fisheries' opinion on the effects of two multi-year research projects on sea turtle species and designated critical habitats along the United States east coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea and its tributaries.
The proposed actions are the issuance of two scientific research permits: " Permit No. 20197 to NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center " Permit No. 19627 to NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science C enter Pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(a) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 United States Code 1531 et seq.), to conduct scientific research on green (Permit Nos. 20197 and 19627), Kemp's ridley (Permit Nos. 20197 and 19627), leatherback (Permit Nos. 20197 and 19627), loggerhead (Permit Nos. 20197 and 19627), hawksbill (Permit No. 19627), and olive ridley sea turtles (Permit No. 19627).