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Listing South Atlantic and Carolina Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon under the ESA


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final determination to list the Carolina and South Atlantic distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. We have reviewed the status of the species and conservation efforts being made to protect the species, considered public and peer review comments, and we have made our determination that the Carolina and South Atlantic DPSs are in danger of extinction throughout their ranges, and should be listed as endangered, based on the best available scientific and commercial data.

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 02/26/2019