Biological Opinion on issuance of Permit #21293 to Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc
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Biological Opinion on issuance of Permit #21293 to Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc

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    Biological Opinion on issuance of Permit No. 21293 to Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc ; National Marine Fisheries Service, Endangered Species Act Section 7, Biological Opinion ; Issuance of Permit #21293, Tracking No. FPR-2017-9206 ;
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    "This document represents the opinion of the NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, ESA Interagency Cooperation Division regarding the effects of the proposed action on North Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi), designated critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS of loggerhead turtle, and designated critical habitat for Gulf sturgeon. Information about the project and permit issuance in this biological opinion is from the permit application, draft permit, Federal Register notice of receipt of the application (82 FR 17638), draft environmental assessment, 2003 biological opinion on the previously issued ITP (Permit #1417; NMFS 2003), and communications with the Species Division unless otherwise cited. A complete record of this consultation is on file at the NMFS Office of Protected Resources in Silver Spring, Maryland"--Page 1-2. "The action area consists of Florida waters in Gulf, Franklin, and Wakulla Counties, which all border the Gulf of Mexico (Figure 1). Most of the activity would occur in Apalachee Bay, St. George Sound, and St. Joseph Bay in waters typically no deeper than 15 m"--Page 4. [Consultation Tracking number: FPR-2017-9206]. [doi:10.7289/V5V9869H (https://doi.org/10.7289/V5V9869H)]
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    consultation conducted by: Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. "Consultation Tracking number: FPR-2017-9206." Approved on: August 8, 2017. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-55).
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