NOAA Fisheries and U.S. FWS Memorandum of Understanding on Sea Turtles
Memorandum of Understanding defining the roles of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries in Joint Administration of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as to sea turtles.
NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service jointly administer the Endangered Species Act. This Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2015, defines the two agencies' roles in administering the ESA to achieve the recovery of sea turtles.