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  1. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS(noun)

    an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution

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  1. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is a federal government agency within the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency reads as "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people." The leader of FWS is the director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. On Monday, December 6, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Daniel M. Ashe, of Maryland, to be the new Director, succeeding Samuel D. Hamilton. Units within the FWS include: ⁕National Wildlife Refuge System ⁕Division of Migratory Bird Management ⁕Federal Duck Stamp ⁕National Fish Hatchery System ⁕Endangered Species program ⁕United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement ⁕Clark R. Bavin National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory

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