Endangered Species Act 5-Year Review Johnson’s Seagrass (Halophila johnsonii Eiseman)
This 5-year review is a periodic analysis of Johnson's seagrass to ensure that the listing classification as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), of the same (NOAA), initiated a 5-year review of Johnson’s Seagrass (Halophila johnsonii Eiseman) in September 2006. The CCFHR and NMFS solicited information from the public through Federal Register notice (71 FR 60108, October 12, 2006), as well as through personal and written communications with several educational institutions, federal and state governments, and private research organizations. To complete the review, we 2 evaluated all information that has become available on the species since 1997, the date of its last biological status review. Thus, the review is based upon the best scientific and commercial data available.