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Proposed Annual Determination for 2020

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed Annual Determination (AD) for 2020, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific…
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02/24/2020

Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Northwest Atlantic Ocean and Seven Foreign Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and USFWS announce the initiation of a 5-year review for the following distinct population segments (DPS) of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta): The Mediterranean Sea DPS, the Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS, the North Indian Ocean DPS,…
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02/24/2020

Initiation of a Status Review for Queen Conch under the Endangered Species Act

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the initiation of a status review of queen conch (Strombus gigas) to determine whether listing the species as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted. A comprehensive status review must…
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02/04/2020

Determination on the Designation of Critical Habitat for Giant Manta Ray

We, NOAA Fisheries, have determined that a designation of critical habitat is not prudent at this time. Based on a comprehensive review of the best scientific data available, we find that there are no identifiable physical or biological features that…
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12/05/2019

Incidental Take Permit to Eddystone Generating Station

Eddystone Generating Station in Eddystone, PA is a natural gas/fuel oil-fired electric generating facility. The requested permit would be for the incidental take of ESA-listed shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser…
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12/02/2019

Extension of Comment Period: Proposed Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan

NOAA Fisheries received an incidental take permit application from eight irrigation districts and the City of Prineville, Oregon. The application included the proposed Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (DBHCP) that describes how the districts…
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Published
11/12/2019

Initiation of 5-Year Reviews for 28 ESA Listed Species of Salmon and Steelhead

NOAA announced 5-year reviews of 28 species listed under the Endangered Species Act.The listed species comprise 17 evolutionarily significant units of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) and 11 distinct population segments of steelhead (Oncorhynchus…
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03/27/2020

Announcement of Scoping Meeting Regarding Amendments to Protective Regulations for Killer Whales in the Inland Waters of Washington State

NOAA Fisheries is announcing a public scoping hearing to solicit public comments on ways to reduce impacts of vessels and noise on killer whales in the inland waters of Washington State.   5:00 to 8:00 pm November 12, 2019 Brickworks Event…
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Published
10/24/2019

Announcement of Public Hearings for the Southern Resident Killer Whale and Humpback Whale Critical Habitat Proposed Rules

NOAA Fisheries is announcing six public hearings related to our recently published proposed rule to designate critical habitat for humpback whales under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and three public hearings related to our recently published…
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Issued
10/17/2019

Announcement of a Recovery Planning Workshop for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark

We, NOAA Fisheries, are convening a workshop to solicit facts and information from experts to inform recovery planning for the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus). We will not be asking for a consensus recommendation on how to recover the…
Published
10/15/2019