Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Determination on Whether To List the Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska as a Threatened or Endangered Species

Overview

Description
Determination on Whether To List the Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska as a Threatened or Endangered Species
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Affected Species
Action Status
Notice
Published
11/17/2016

Summary

NOAA Fisheries completed a review of the status of eastern North Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Iliamna Lake, Alaska, in response to a petition to list these seals as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Based on the best scientific and commercial information available, we concluded that the seals in Iliamna Lake do not constitute a species, subspecies, or distinct population segment under the ESA and that listing the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska is not warranted.

Learn more about the status review and petition to list Iliamna Lake harbor seals under the ESA

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/26/2018