Endangered Species Act Status Review Report of Pacific Bluefin Tuna

September 01, 2017

A 2017 status review report conducted on a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and 13 co-petitioners requesting that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis (PBF), be listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

On June 20, 2016 NOAA Fisheries received a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and 13 co-petitioners requesting that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, be listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act throughout all or a significant portion of its range. After review of the petition, NOAA Fisheries published a positive 90-day finding in the Federal Register (81 FR 70074) on October 11, 2016, concluding that the petitioned actions may be warranted and announcing that a formal status review would be conducted as required by the ESA. A Status Review Team was tasked to conduct this review.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 12/04/2019

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