Endangered Species Act Status Review of Northwest Atlantic Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

October 01, 2014

A 2014 status review report conducted on a petition to list the dusky shark as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

The Status Review Team (SRT) was tasked with preparing this status review report for the northwest Atlantic (NWA) population of dusky sharks, Carcharhinus obscurus. This report was developed to assist the National Marine Fisheries Service in making its listing determination in response to petitions1,2 to list the dusky shark as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A positive 90‐day finding (78 FR 29100, May 17, 2013) determined the petitions presented substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted for the NWA population of dusky shark but not for the global population.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/06/2018

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