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  Protected Resources Division
  263 13th Avenue South 
  Saint Petersburg, FL  33701

  Phone: (727) 824-5312
 

Protected Resources Division

The Protected Resources Division is responsible for the conservation, protection, and recovery of marine mammals and endangered and threatened species. We implement the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA). 

Through policy, management, and public outreach, the Protected Resources Division strives to ensure the recovery and survival of protected marine species for future generations in the waters of the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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NOAA Releases the final biological opinion on the continued implementation of sea turtle conservation regulations and continued authorization of federal Southeast shrimp fisheries.  

Endangered Right Whale Off Georgia Coast Partially Freed From Fishing Gear 

NOAA Responds to Pilot Whales Stranding in Southwest Florida

 

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