Contacts for Marine Mammal Incidental Take Authorizations

For more information on incidental take authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, or to request an incidental take authorization, please contact the appropriate field office listed below:

Polar bears, Pacific walruses, or northern sea otters in Alaska

Marine Mammals Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1011 E. Tudor Road

Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: 907-786-3800; Fax: 907-786-3816

Northern sea otters in Washington

Washington Fish and Wildlife Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

510 Desmond Drive, SE, Suite 102

Lacey, WA 98503

Phone: 360-753-9440; Fax: 360-753-9518

Southern sea otters in California

Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2493 Portola Road, Suite B

Ventura, CA 93004

Phone: 805-644-1766; Fax: 805-644-3958

West Indian manatees in Florida (Florida subspecies)

North Florida Ecological Services Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200

Jacksonville, FL 32256-7517

Office Phone: 904-731-3336; Office FAX: 904-731-3045 or 3048

West Indian manatees in Puerto Rico (Antillean subspecies)

Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office

P.O. Box 491

Road 301 Km 5.1

Boquerón, Puerto Rico

Phone: 787-851-7297; Fax: 787-851-7440

Dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, and sea lions

Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources

National Marine Fisheries Service

1315 East-West Highway, F/PR1 Room 13805,

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-427-8400; Fax: 301-713-0376


A polar bear has black eyes and nose, and small ears, in a thick pelt of white fur.
We provide leadership in the conservation and management of our nation's marine mammals under our jurisdiction – sea otters, Pacific walruses, polar bears, and West Indian manatees – as well as the marine ecosystems that support them.