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Final Rules to Revise Endangered Species Act Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and NOAA Fisheries jointly finalized revisions to regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 2017, we sought public input on how the Federal government can improve upon the
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Published
08/12/2019

Incidental Take Permit to Eddystone Generating Station

Eddystone Generating Station inEddystone, PAis anatural gas/fuel oil-fired electric generatingfacility. The requested permit would be for the incidental take of ESA-listed shortnose sturgeon (Acipenserbrevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser
Published
07/16/2019

Not Warranted Listing Determination for Alewife and Blueback Herring

We, NOAA Fisheries, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis). The status review identified four alewife distinct population segments
Published
06/19/2019

Cook Inlet and Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines

NOAA Fisheries, in an effort to increase preparedness for wildlife response under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, has drafted guidelines for marine mammal response in disaster situations in Cook Inlet and Kodiak, Alaska entitled "Cook Inlet & Kodiak
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Published
05/24/2019

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’s
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Effective
05/15/2019

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Summer-Run Steelhead in Northern California as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list Northern California (NC) summer-run steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) as an Endangered distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act. We find that the petition presents
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Published
04/22/2019

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 (ENP)
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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
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Published
03/25/2019

ESA Outplanting Permit Application for White Abalone

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region has 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
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Published

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