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Endangered Species Act Status Review of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

February 16, 2007

The 2007 status review report conducted on a petition to list the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

On January 11, 2005, NMFS received a petition from Mr. Wolf-Dieter Busch (the petitioner), Ecosystem Initiatives Advisory Services, to list eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as threatened or endangered under the ESA. After reviewing the information contained in the petition and in our files, NMFS determined that there is sufficient information to indicate that the petitioned action may be warranted. On May 18, 2005, NMFS published a positive 90-day finding in the Federal Register. This initiated this status review process.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 04/10/2020

Endangered Species Act