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Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for the Threatened Indo-Pacific Corals

We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate critical habitat for the seven threatened corals in U.S. waters in the Indo-Pacific (Acropora globiceps, Acropora jacquelineae, Acropora retusa, Acropora speciosa, Euphyllia…
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01/26/2021

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
11/09/2020

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 accurate…
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Published
11/09/2020

Availability of Draft Recovery Plan and Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale and Notice of

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan and Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) Distinct Population Segment for public review. We are…
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12/15/2020

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
09/30/2020

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

MMPA List of Fisheries for 2021 Proposed Rule

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2021, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2021 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries…
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Published
09/21/2020

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 conducted a…
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Published
09/03/2020