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ESA Permits for Black Abalone Rescue/Relocation and Transplantation Activities

Overview

Description
ESA permits for black abalone rescue/relocation and transplantation activities
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Notice
Published
05/18/2022
Affected Species

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is requesting public comment on two permit applications. Please submit written comments by email to nmfs.wcr-apps@noaa.gov and include the permit number (26342 or 26606) in the subject line of the email.

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has requested a new scientific research and enhancement permit (Permit 26342) to authorize rescue and relocation of black abalone in response to emergency events that pose a risk to black abalone and their habitat. Emergency events include oil spills, landslides, debris flows, and vessel groundings. Activities include collection of black abalone, temporary captive holding, release to the wild, and monitoring. In some cases, rescued abalone may be used in spawning, culturing, and experimental outplanting studies. The purpose of the permit is to enhance the survival of endangered black abalone through rescue and relocation. The permit would authorize activities for ten years.

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has also requested a new scientific research and enhancement permit (Permit 26606) to authorize the collection and transplantation of black abalone. The purpose is to evaluate transplantation as a tool for re-establishing and enhancing black abalone populations. Activities include collection of black abalone, short-term captive holding, release at restoration sites, and monitoring. The permit would authorize activities for five years.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 05/18/2022