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Archived Hot Topics

Hot Topics from the last 6 months:

03/08/2017
NOAA Fisheries announces availability of the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale 5-Year Review. NOAA Fisheries recommends the species remain listed as endangered.
02/23/2017
NOAA Fisheries determines that the thorny skate does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time.
02/08/2017
NOAA Fisheries reopens the public comment period on the proposed rule to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale as an endangered species under the ESA; submit comments through 02/23/2017
01/19/2017
NOAA Fisheries publishes final rule to list two foreign guitarfishes as threatened under the ESA
01/13/2017
NOAA Fisheries, the Department of State, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service solicit comment on the recommendations to add 12 species to the Annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol
01/12/2017
NOAA Fisheries finalizes MMPA List of Fisheries for 2017 classifying U.S. commercial fisheries into one of three categories according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals
01/11/2017
NOAA Fisheries determines that the Alabama shad does not warrant listing under the ESA at this time.
01/11/2017
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the giant manta ray as threatened under the ESA and determines that the reef manta ray is not warranted for listing at this time.
01/05/2017
NMFS announces availability of the final recovery plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
12/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the oceanic whitetip shark as threatened under the ESA
12/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries and U.S. FWS finalize revisions to the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances policy under the Endangered Species Act
12/22/2016
NMFS announces initiation of a 5-year review for endangered black abalone and white abalone and requests information
12/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes rule to require TEDs on Skimmer Trawl, Push-Head Trawl, and Wing Net vessels
12/15/2016
NMFS announces availability of the final recovery plan for the Oregon Coast Coho Salmon
12/09/2016
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list the Gulf of Mexico subspecies of Bryde’s Whale as endangered under the ESA
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
10/11/2016
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