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Final Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment

On July 24 2018, NOAA Fisheries publishes a final rule to designate critical habitat for the main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) distinct population segment (DPS) by designating waters from the 45-meter depth contour
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Effective
08/23/2018

Critical Habitat Designation for Atlantic Sturgeon

We (NMFS) are issuing this final rule to designate critical habitat for the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment (DPS) of Atlantic sturgeon, the endangered New York Bight DPS of Atlantic sturgeon, the endangered Chesapeake Bay DPS of
Effective
09/18/2017

Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whales

We, NOAA Fisheries,are issuing this final rule to replace the critical habitat for right whales in the North Atlantic with two new areas. The areas being designated as critical habitat contain approximately 29,763 nm2of marine habitat in the Gulf of
Effective
02/26/2016

Implementing Changes to the Regulations for Designating Critical Habitat, 424.12

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we”), amend portions of our regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The
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02/11/2016

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to revise the critical habitat for the Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Specific areas for designation include sixteen occupied areas within the range of the
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Effective

Critical Habitat for the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Distinct Population Segments of Yelloweye Rockfish, Canary Rockfish and Bocaccio

We, the NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to designate critical habitat for three species of rockfish listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): the threatened yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), the threatened
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Effective
02/11/2015

Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtle

We, the NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to designate critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) within the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico pursuant to the
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Effective
08/11/2014

Critical Habitat Designation For Leatherback Sea Turtles Along the U.S. West Coast

We, the NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to revise the current critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) by designating additional areas within the Pacific Ocean. This designation includes approximately 16,910 square miles
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Effective
02/27/2012

Designation of Critical Habitat for Southern Distinct Population Segment of Eulachon

We, NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to designate critical habitat for the southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Pacific eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus), pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We designate 16 specific
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Effective

Critical Habitat Designation for Black Abalone

We, NOAA Fisheries, hereby designate critical habitat for the endangered black abalone under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This designation includes approximately 360 square kilometers of rocky intertidal and subtidal habitat within five segments of
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Effective
11/28/2011