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Archived Hot Topics

Hot Topics from the last 6 months:

07/31/2015
NOAA Fisheries proposes regulations for the designation of experimental populations under section 10(j) of the ESA
07/24/2015
Extended public comment period and additional public hearings on green sea turtle listing
07/14/2015
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list 3 foreign marine angelshark species as endangered under the ESA; submit comments through 09/14/2015
06/09/2015
Final Recovery Plan for Snake River Sockeye Salmon Now Available
06/09/2015
Sperm Whale 5-Year Final Review Now Available
05/27/2015
Final Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan amendment to change single trap and gear marking requirements
05/11/2015
NOAA Fisheries determines that listing the undulate ray under the ESA is not warranted and listing the greenback parrotfish under the ESA is not warranted at this time.
05/04/2015
NOAA Fisheries extends the public comment period to 07/06/2015 for the 90-day finding on a petition to list the Common Thresher Shark as endangered or threatened under the ESA
05/01/2015
NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service finalize revisions to ESA regulations governing Incidental Take Statements
04/22/2015
Amended permit to authorize incidental take of endangered whales by CA thresher shark/ swordfish drift gillnet fishery (>14 inch mesh) and WA/ OR/ CA sablefish pot fishery
04/22/2015
90-Day Finding on petition to delist the Snake-River fall-run Chinook salmon ESU under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information through 06/22/2015
04/20/2015
Proposal to revise ESA status of humpback whales, id'ing 14 distinct population segments- list 2 as endangered, 2 as threatened, 10 not-warranted for listing. Comment by 7/20/2015
04/06/2015
90-Day Finding on petition to list the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information through 06/05/2015
04/06/2015
90-Day Finding on petition to identify and delist Saint John River shortnose sturgeon under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information through 06/05/2015
03/30/2015
90-Day Finding on petitions to list porbeagle shark under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information on porbeagle shark through 05/12/2015
03/23/2015
12-month finding on petition to list the harbor porpoise population in the Baltic Sea as a distinct population segment under the ESA
03/20/2015
Proposal to list 11 distinct population segments of green sea turtles as endangered or threatened under the ESA; submit comments through 06/22/2015
03/18/2015
Proposed Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan amendments to change single trap and gear marking requirements
03/17/2015
Updated data on Northern Gulf of Mexico dolphin/ whale (Cetacean) Unusual Mortality Event
03/05/2015
Final recovery plan for elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) and staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) now available
03/03/2015
90-Day Finding on petition to list the common thresher shark under the ESA; status review initiated and request for scientific and commercial information on the common thresher shark through 05/04/2015
03/03/2015
Proposal to list the Tanzanian distinct population segment of African Coelacanth as threatened under the ESA; submit comments through 05/04/2015
02/23/2015
12-month finding on petition to revise critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale distinct population segment
02/20/2015
Proposal to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic Right Whales; submit comments through 04/21/2015
02/18/2015
Negative 90-day finding on petition to list yellowtail damselfish under ESA
02/18/2015
Nominations sought for Atlantic and Pacific Scientific Review Groups under the MMPA, deadline 03/20/15
02/09/2015
Study finds distinct groupings in multi-year Northern Gulf of Mexico marine mammal unusual mortality event
02/09/2015
Amendments to bottlenose dolphin take reduction plan require year-round use of modified pound net leaders in specified waters
02/04/2015
Southern Resident killer whale - "Lolita" - included in endangered listing