- Final Rule (79 FR 73978, December 12, 2014)
- Proposed Rule (78 FR 33300, June 4, 2013)
- 90-day Finding (76 FR 12308, March 7, 2011)
About the Species
The narrow sawfish belongs to a group of fish called elasmobranchs that includes rays, skates, and sharks. The narrow sawfish is listed as endangered throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act.
Where They Live
The narrow sawfish is considered native to at least portions of the waters of Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In the Spotlight
The narrow sawfish is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
In 2010, NOAA Fisheries received a petition to list six species of sawfish, including the narrow sawfish, as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. In our 90-day finding, we concluded that the petitioned action may be warranted. After completing a review of the species’ status, we proposed to list the narrow sawfish as endangered and requested comments from the public. In December 2014, NOAA Fisheries listed the narrow sawfish as endangered under the ESA.