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90-Day Finding On A Petition To Delist The Arctic Subspecies Of Ringed Seal Under The ESA


90-day Finding
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Affected Species


We (NMFS) announce a negative 90-day finding on a petition to delist the Arctic subspecies of ringed seal (Pusa hispida hispida) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition and information readily available in our files does not present new information or analyses that had not been previously considered and therefore does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Nevertheless, we note that we are separately initiating a five-year review of the status of the Arctic ringed seal pursuant to section 4(c)(2) of the ESA, including whether the best scientific and commercial data available indicate delisting is warranted

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 02/22/2022

Ringed Seal Ice Seals