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Frequent Questions: Petition to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna Under the Endangered Species Act

In 2016, NOAA Fisheries received a petition to list Pacific bluefin tuna as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA Fisheries has since announced its final determination on the petition and provided a 12-month finding of information. Below are frequently asked questions regarding this finding.

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