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Endangered Species Status Review Report of Porbeagle Shark (Lamna nasus)

January 01, 2016

The 2016 status review report conducted in response to two petitions from Wild Earth Guardians(WEG) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to list the Porbeagle (Lamna nasus, Bonnaterre 1788) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in January, 2010

This report will comprise the best scientific and commercial information available on the species. The purpose of this document is to comprehensively review the best available scientific information on the status of Porbeagles throughout their range, evaluate the factors contributing to the species’ proposed threatened or endangered status according to the petitions and other available information, conduct an assessment of the species’ risk of extinction, and provide the information necessary for NMFS to make a determination on the potential listing of this species (or its distinct population segments) under the ESA.

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

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