Occurrence of Western Distinct Population Segment Steller Sea Lions East of 144° W. Longitude
Section 7 guidance
This document provides information on the occurrence of endangered western distinct population segment Steller sea lions within areas east of 144° W. longitude. This brief summary has been developed to help federal agencies meet their obligations to consult with NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. It also provides guidance for permitted take of western distinct population segment animals east of 144° W. longitude during NOAA Fisheries authorized research and stranding response activities.