Steller Sea Lion Listed as Threatened under the ESA
NOAA Fisheries is listing the Steller (northern) sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) throughout its range as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. (ESA) and is establishing protective measures similar to those contained in the previous emergency rule (April 5, 1990; 55 FR 12645). More comprehensive protective regulations and critical habitat designation are being considered in a separate, forthcoming rulemaking.