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Final Rule to List the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


Following completion of a comprehensive Endangered Species Act (ESA) Status Review and Update for the North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris; hereafter, “green sturgeon”), we, NOAA Fisheries, published a Proposed Rule to list the Southern distinct population segment (DPS) of green sturgeon as threatened on April 6, 2005. After considering public comments on the Proposed Rule, we are issuing a Final Rule to list the Southern DPS as a threatened species.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/05/2018