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Patriot Marine Settlement Agreement Available for Public Comment

Patriot Marine, LLC has agreed to pay $100,000 in natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“Settlement”) to the Department of the Interior, acting by and through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, collectively the “Trustees”, for injuries to natural resources resulting from the release of oil from the M/V Ocean King into the waters of Great Harbor, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in January 2018. The Trustees are seeking public comments on the Settlement until July 8, 2024. Comments should be submitted to audrey_mayer@fws.gov or:

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Attn: Audrey Mayer
70 Commercial Street, Ste 300
Concord, NH 03301

The New England Field Office serves the New England area by working with others to conserve and protect imperiled species, restore habitats and aquatic connectivity, and connect people to nature.

About Us

The New England Field Office is part of the North Atlantic-Appalachian Region and is located in Concord, NH. Our staff works to conserve, protect, enhance, and restore the fish, wildlife, and

plant resources throughout the ecologically diverse New England area, from the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the rocky summits of the White Mountains.

What We Do

The conservation of our nation's most imperiled species and their habitats is at the heart of what we do. From reviewing federally funded or authorized projects to working to restore fish passage fish passage
Fish passage is the ability of fish or other aquatic species to move freely throughout their life to find food, reproduce, and complete their natural migration cycles. Millions of barriers to fish passage across the country are fragmenting habitat and leading to species declines. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Fish Passage Program is working to reconnect watersheds to benefit both wildlife and people.

Learn more about fish passage
and rare species habitats, all our work is done in collaboration with partners. 

Our Organization

A rocky shoreline of a river. The water is calm. Mist and green branches line the river.
The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...
Gathering of Puffins on brown rock
The Coastal Program is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most effective resources for restoring and protecting fish and wildlife habitat on public and privately-owned lands. We play an important role in promoting the Service’s mission and priorities, delivering landscape-scale...
Close up of a California condor. Its pink featherless head contrasts with its black feathers.
We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...
Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Nevada Coordinator Susan Abele Meets with Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Member to Conduct a Site Visit at Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides free technical and financial assistance to landowners, managers, tribes, corporations, schools and nonprofits interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land. Since 1987, we have helped more than 30,000 landowners to complete more than 50,...
Wading bird stands in oil damaged marsh.
We provide national leadership in the protection and restoration of fish, wildlife, and habitats that have been threatened or injured by oil discharges, releases of hazardous substances, or other emerging contaminants of concern.
Pronghorn running through sagebrush with natural gas field facility in background.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works collaboratively with other federal agencies, industries, and other stakeholders to achieve infrastructure development goals in ways that are sustainable and compatible with the conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

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