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Archived Hot Topics

Hot Topics from the last 6 months:

12/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces updated Draft Atlantic Stock Assessment Report available for comment through 01/09/2017
11/17/2016
NOAA Fisheries determines that listing Pacific harbor seals in Iliamna Lake, AK is not warranted
10/26/2016
NOAA Fisheries receives over $5 million in funding requests through the FY2017 Species Recovery Grants to States Program
10/26/2016
NMFS issues final determination to designate Sakhalin Bay-Nikolaya Bay-Amur River Stock of beluga whales as a depleted stock of marine mammals.
10/24/2016
Informed by our 5-year reviews, NOAA Fisheries announces a proposal to update the descriptions of salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA; submit comments through December 20, 2016.
10/19/2016
NOAA Fisheries publishes final rule to list the gulf grouper as endangered and the island grouper as threatened under the ESA
10/14/2016
NMFS extends deadline for Species Recovery Grants to States proposals due to Hurricane Matthew; new proposal deadline is October 24th
10/12/2016
NMFS and USFWS request information on the status of the distinct population segment of North Pacific Ocean loggerhead sea turtle that has become available since 2011 to inform a 5-year review and a draft recovery plan.
10/11/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces 2016 Stock Assessment Reports (SARs) available for comment through 01/09/2017
10/11/2016
90-Day Finding on petition to list Pacific bluefin tuna under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information through 12/12/2016
09/29/2016
NOAA Fisheries reopens the public comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for 5 DPSs of Atlantic sturgeon; submit comments through 10/14/2016
09/26/2016
NOAA Fisheries and U.S. FWS publish final rule revising the regulations for petitions under the ESA
09/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the Maui’s dolphin as endangered and the South Island Hector’s dolphin as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
09/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the common guitarfish and blackchin guitarfish as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act
09/08/2016
NOAA Fisheries publishes final rule to divide the globally-listed humpback whale into 14 DPSs and list 4 DPSs as endangered and 1 as threatened
09/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces recipients of FY2016 John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grants
08/26/2016
90-Day Finding on petition to list chambered nautilus under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information through 10/25/2016
08/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces proposed rule under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to enhance protections for spinner dolphins in the Main Hawaiian Islands, comments requested by 10/23/16
08/12/2016
NOAA Fisheries publishes proposed 2017 List of Fisheries classifying U.S. commercial fisheries into one of three categories according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals
07/29/2016
NOAA Fisheries publishes Final Rule to list common, sawback, and smoothback angelsharks as endangered species under the ESA
07/29/2016
NOAA Fisheries determines that the porbeagle shark does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time
07/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces call for proposals for the FY2017 Prescott Grant Program
07/27/2016
NOAA Fisheries announces call for proposals to the FY2017 Species Recovery Grants to States Program
07/22/2016
NOAA Fisheries determines that the Caribbean electric ray does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time.
07/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to delist the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin distinct population segment (DPS) of canary rockfish because it does not meet the DPS criteria and update the listed Puget Sound/Georgia Basin yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio DPS descriptions
06/29/2016
NOAA Fisheries publishes Final Rule to list the Nassau Grouper as threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
06/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to designate critical habitat for the Carolina and South Atlantic Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon; Correction
06/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries determines that the smooth hammerhead shark does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time
06/28/2016
Negative 90-day Finding on petition to list the Maui and Kona reef manta ray populations under the ESA
06/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries issues permit authorizing incidental take of endangered marine mammals by the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands pollock and flatfish trawl fisheries
06/13/2016
​NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of the final 2015 marine mammal stock assessment reports
06/03/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to designate critical habitat for the Carolina and South Atlantic Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon
06/03/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to designate critical habitat for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, and Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon