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Biological and Conference Opinion on proposed implementation of program for the Issuance of permits for Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon research and enhancement activities pursuant to Section 10(a) of the ESA
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    2017
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Biological and Conference Opinion on proposed implementation of program for the Issuance of permits for Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon research and enhancement activities pursuant to Section 10(a) of the ESA
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division,
  • Description:
    "The action agency for this consultation is NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (OPR), Permits and Conservation Division (hereafter referred to as the Permits Division). The Permits Division proposes to implement a program for the issuance of permits for research and enhancement activities on Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) within their United States (U.S.) east coast range from Maine to Florida, international Canadian waters, and including captive populations. Consultation in accordance with section 7(a)(2) of the statute (16 U.S.C 1536 (a)(2)), associated implementing regulations (50 C.F.R. 402), and agency policy and guidance (USFWS and NMFS 1998) was conducted by the NMFS OPR ESA Interagency Cooperation Division (hereafter referred to as the Interagency Cooperation Division). This biological and conference opinion (opinion) and ITS were prepared by the Interagency Cooperation Division in accordance with section 7(b) of the ESA and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 402.This document represents NMFS's opinion on the effects of these actions on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat for those species. A complete record of this consultation is on file at the NMFS OPR in Silver Spring, Maryland."--Page 1-2. [Consultation Tracking number: FPR-2016-9176]. [doi:10.7289/V5D21VSJ (https://doi.org/10.7289/V5D21VSJ)].

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