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Common Angelshark 5-Year Review

July 03, 2024

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 (ESA), 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. In 2016, NOAA Fisheries listed the common angelshark (Squatina squatina) as endangered under the ESA. In 2021, we initiated the 5-year review, which was conducted by the NMFS Office of Protected Resources. The 5-year review is based on the best available data through August 2023. We concluded that no change to the listing status of the common angelshark is warranted at this time.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/03/2024

5-Year Review