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Occurrence of Western Distinct Population Segment Steller Sea Lions East of 144° W. Longitude

December 18, 2013

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.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 05/20/2022

Steller Sea Lion Section 7 Consultation Biological Opinions