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Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for the Threatened Caribbean Corals

We, NMFS, propose to designate critical habitat for the threatened Caribbean corals: Orbicella annularis, O. faveolata, O. franksi, Dendrogyra cylindrus, and Mycetophyllia ferox pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Twenty-eight…
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Published

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Giant Devil Ray Under the Endangered Species Act

We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The petition requests that we list the giant devil ray (M. mobular) as a…
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Published
11/20/2020

Final Recovery Plan for the Blue Whale

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the availability of a revised Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan for the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
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Effective

Blue Whale 5-Year Review

In 2018, NMFS announced the initiation of a 5-year review for the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are…
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Published

Final Annual Determination for 2020

NOAA Fisheries publishes the final 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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Effective

Final Annual Determination for 2021

NOAA Fisheries will not identify additional fisheries to observe on the 2021 Annual Determination (AD), pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NMFS identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of…
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Published
09/29/2020

Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Southern Right Whale

NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5…
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Published
08/14/2020

90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Black Teatfish as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the black teatfish (Holothuria nobilis) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial…
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Published
08/10/2020