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5-Year Review and Recovery Plan Update for the U.S. Distinct Population Segment of Smalltooth Sawfish


Smalltooth sawfish illustration showing olive gray/brown, shark-like body with long, flat snout edged with teeth.
2016 Smalltooth Sawfish 5-Year Review Process and 2018 Summary Document; Notice to Update Recovery Plan
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Affected Species


We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the initiation of a 5-year review for the U.S. distinct population segment (DPS) of smalltooth sawfish and our intent to update the smalltooth sawfish recovery plan. A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. Recovery plans are guides to rebuild and assure the long-term viability of protected species in the wild. Each document is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review/update.

We are requesting submission of any information on the status of smalltooth sawfish that has become available since the previous iterations of these documents in 2010 and 2009 respectively.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 12/04/2020