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Final Rule to List Five Species of Sturgeons as Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule


We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final determination to list five species of foreign sturgeon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have made our determination that Acipenser naccarii (Adriatic sturgeon), and A. sturio (European sturgeon) in Western Europe, A. sinensis (Chinese sturgeon) in the Yangtze River basin, and A. mikadoi (Sakhalin sturgeon) and Huso dauricus (Kaluga sturgeon) in the Amur River Basin/Sea of Japan/Sea of Okhotsk region, should be listed as endangered species. We will not designate critical habitat because the geographical areas occupied by these species are entirely outside U.S. jurisdiction, and we have not identified any unoccupied areas in the U.S. that are currently essential to the conservation of any of these species.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/14/2023