Fin Whale 5-Year Review
A 5-year review is a periodic analysis of a species’ status conducted to ensure the accuracy of listing a species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate.
A 5-year review is a periodic analysis of a species’ status conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) (50 CFR 17.11–17.12) is accurate. The 5-year review is required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The review was prepared pursuant to the joint NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife 5-year Review Guidance and template and published in February 2019. The NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources led the 5-year review with input from other NOAA Fisheries regional offices and science centers. We updated information from the 5-year review completed in 2011 based on peer-reviewed publications, government and technical reports, conference papers, dissertations, and theses. We gathered information through September 2018.