Atlantic Salmon 5-Year Review
A 5-year review is a periodic analysis of a species’ status conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate.
Under section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act, we are required to conduct a review of all listed species at least once every 5 years to assess whether the current listing status remains accurate. The Atlantic salmon Gulf of Maine distinct population segment (DPS) was first listed as endangered under the ESA in 2000. The designation was subsequently expanded in 2009. In 2017, we initiated the 5-year review, which was led by the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in cooperation with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 5-year review is based on the best available data through December 2019. We concluded that no change to the listing status of the Gulf of Maine DPS of Atlantic salmon is warranted at this time.