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5-Year Review of North Pacific Distinct Population Segment of Loggerhead Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services are jointly responsible for the protection and conservation of all sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Under section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act, we are required to…
Published
04/07/2020

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

Guidance for Determining Negligible Impact under MMPA Section 101(a)(5)(E)

NOAA Fisheries is accepting public comments on the draft Guidance for Determining Negligible Impact under MMPA Section 101(a)(5)(E). MMPA section 101(a)(5)(E) and our implementing regulations (50 CFR 229.20) allow NOAA Fisheries to authorize the…
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Comments Close
04/17/2020

Incidental Take Authorization: U.S. Navy Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT)

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to training and testing activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area. The Navy’s activities qualify as military…
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Published
01/31/2020

Determination on the Designation of Critical Habitat for Chambered Nautilus

We, NOAA Fisheries, have determined that a designation of critical habitat for the chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) is not prudent at this time. Based on a comprehensive review of the best scientific data available, we find that there are no…
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Published
01/29/2020

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 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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Published
12/26/2019

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

Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups

As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NOAA Fisheries will continue…
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Published
08/19/2019