Biological Opinion on Kodiak Transient Float Construction
Biological opinion on the effects of these proposed authorizations on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat. NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2016-9596
This biological opinion considers the effects of the Kodiak transient float replacement project on endangered and threatened species that may be present in the project action area. These species include the threatened Western Distinct Population Segment of Steller sea lion (Eumatopias jubatus), the threatened Mexican DPS of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), the endangered Western North Pacific DPS humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), and the endangered fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus). This Opinion is based on information provided in the: (a) Endangered Species Act Section 7 Biological Assessment for Listed Species and Critical Habitats under the Jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service for the City of Kodiak Transient Float Replacement Project Kodiak, Alaska October 2016 (Solstice 2016a); (b) Request for an Incidental Harassment Authorization City of Kodiak Transient Float Replacement Project (Solstice 2016b); (c) relevant literature; and (d) email exchanges and telephone conversations between NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, NMFS PR1 staff, project applicants, and consultants. A complete record of this consultation is on file at NMFS’s Anchorage, Alaska office.
Action agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Alaska District and NOAA Fisheries