Biological Opinion Sitka Dock North Dolphins Expansion Project
Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion Sitka Dock North Dolphins Expansion Project, NMFS Consultation Number: AKR0-2019-02310
For the actions described in this document, the action agencies are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the NMFS Office of Protected Resources Permits and Conservation Division (NMFS PR1). USACE proposes to authorize Halibut Point Marine Services’construction activities at the deep-water dock facility in Sitka, Alaska. NMFS PR1 proposes to authorize incidental harassment of marine mammals that might be disturbed from construction activities, pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The consulting agency for this proposal is NMFS’s Alaska Region (AKR). This document represents NMFS’s biological opinion (hereafter “Opinion”) on the effects of the proposed actions on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.