Endangered Species Act Status Review of Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus)
The 2009 status review report conducted in response to a petition received 2008 from the Conservation Law Foundation upon NMFS determining that the petitioned action may be warranted
This status report provides a summary of the best available scientific and commercial information regarding Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus). This status review was initiated to investigate the current status of the species in response to a petition received on October 1, 2008 from the Conservation Law Foundation, Dr. Erica Fuller and Dr. Les Watling, and upon NMFS determining that the petitioned action may be warranted. Following NMFS’ positive 90-day finding, an Atlantic wolffish biological review team (BRT) was convened to review the status of the species concerned.