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Proposed Protective Regulations for the Banggai Cardinalfish


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Affected Species


Under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) shall issue protective regulations the Secretary deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The Secretary may apply any of the prohibitions in section 9 of the ESA. This proposed rule would promulgate protective regulations to apply a subset of the ESA section 9 prohibitions to the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the environmental impacts of this action, and solicit comments regarding this action and the draft EA.

Public Hearing Information
NOAA Fisheries will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed rule to promulgate protective regulations for the Banggai cardinalfish under the ESA on November 17, 2023, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Members of the public are invited to attend and may submit oral comments during the hearing. We will give a short presentation followed by a brief opportunity to ask clarifying questions before accepting public comment testimony for the record. We will limit each speaker to 3 minutes to ensure that participants have an opportunity to speak during the hearing. To attend the virtual public hearing, please see the meeting details below for information on how to join.

Meeting Details
Friday, November 17, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

WebEx Registration Link: https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/weblink/register/r56164be32e89207457e8bc8315da1e78
Webinar Password: noaa (6622 from phones and video systems)
Join by Phone: +1-415-527-5035 US Toll

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 11/13/2023