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Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 5-Year Review

In 2019, NMFS announced its intent to conduct a 5-year review for the four distinct population segments (DPSs) of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini): Eastern Atlantic DPS, Eastern Pacific DPS, Central & Southwest Atlantic DPS, and Indo-West…
Published
05/14/2020

Determination on the Designation of Critical Habitat for Oceanic Whitetip Shark

We, NOAA Fisheries, have determined that a designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is not prudent at this time. Based on a comprehensive review of the best…
Published
03/05/2020

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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Published
01/23/2020

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 U.S. FWS 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…
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Published

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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Published
12/06/2019

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…
Published
12/05/2019

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 whale in…
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Effective
05/15/2019

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

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
12/10/2018