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Final Rule to List Bryde's Whale in the Gulf of Mexico Under the ESA

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) (hereafter GOMx Bryde’s whale) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have completed a status review of the GOMx Bryde
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Effective

Formal Rulemaking on Proposed MMPA Waiver and Hunt Regulations Governing Gray Whale Hunts by the Makah Tribe

On April 5,2019, we published a proposed rule to issue a waiver of the MMPA take moratorium, a critical step in an agency decision about whether to authorize the Makah Indian Tribe to resume limited treaty-based hunting of eastern North Pacific gray
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Published
04/05/2019

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Cuvier's Beaked Whale in the Gulf of Mexico as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

We (NMFS) announce a negative 90-day finding on a petition to list the Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) as a threatened or endangered distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As an
Published
03/25/2019

ESA Outplanting Permit Application for White Abalone

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regionhas requested a five-year enhancement permit to annually take larval, juvenile, and adult white abalone in California. The original permit application was submitted on August 25, 2018 and posted for public comment on
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Published
03/14/2019

Final Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan

This Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan, released by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries, is the primary tool for guiding the process for species recovery. Recovering threatened and endangered species is an important part of our
Issued

Final Annual Determination for 2019

NOAA Fisheries will not identify additional fisheries to observe on the 2019 Annual Determination (AD), pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean,
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Published

Listing of Chambered Nautilus Under the Endangered Species Act

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce a final rule to list the chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have reviewed the status of the chambered nautilus, including efforts being made to protect this
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Effective
10/29/2018

Draft Recovery Plan for the Blue Whale and Notice of Initiation of 5-Year Review

We, the NOAA Fisheries, announce the availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan (Draft Plan) for the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) for public review. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Draft
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Published

90-Day Finding on Petition to List Pocillopora meandrina under the Endangered Species Act

Comparison of P. meandrina (left) and P. eydouxi (right), Philippines. Photo courtesy of Doug Fenner. We, NOAA Fisheries, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the cauliflower coral (Pocillopora meandrina)in Hawaii as an
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Published
09/20/2018

Final Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment

On July 24 2018, NOAA Fisheries publishes a final rule to designate critical habitat for the main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) distinct population segment (DPS) by designating waters from the 45-meter depth contour
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Effective
08/23/2018