Designation of Critical Habitat for the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the Bearded Seal

Overview

Description
Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the Bearded Seal
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
01/08/2021
Comments Close
03/09/2021 - Comment Now
Affected Species

Summary

NOAA Fisheries proposes to designate critical habitat for the Beringia distinct population segment (DPS) of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed designation comprises an area of marine habitat in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. We seek comments on all aspects of the proposed critical habitat designation and will consider information received before issuing a final designation.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 01/09/2021

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