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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, Gulf...
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Published
12/10/2018

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 species,...
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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 Plan,...
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Published
10/12/2018

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan’s Massachusetts Trap/Pot Restricted Area and the Great South Channel Trap/Pot Restricted Area

NOAA Fisherieshas publishedan advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments on modifying the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan’s Massachusetts Trap/Pot Restricted Area and the Great South Channel Trap/Pot Restricted...
Published
09/28/2018

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 endangered...
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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 to...
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Effective
08/23/2018

Recovery Plan for the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)

The southern distinct population segment (sDPS) of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) is an anadromous, long-lived, late maturing species that spawns in the Sacramento River Basin, located in the Central Valley of California. It spends most...
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Published
08/21/2018

Proposed Rules to Revise Endangered Species Act Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and NOAA Fisheries jointly propose 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 regulatory...
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Published
07/25/2018

Final Annual Determination for 2018

NOAA Fisheries publishes its final Annual Determination for 2018, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the Annual Determination, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific...
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Effective
06/09/2018

Final Rule to List the Taiwanese Humpback Dolphin as Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

In response to a petition by Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, and WildEarth Guardians, we, NOAA Fisheries, are issuing a final rule to list the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis) as endangered under the Endangered...
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Effective
06/08/2018