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Petitions Awaiting 90-Day Findings

Species Date Received Requested ESA Action
(linked to petition)
Fishes
shark, bigeye thresher
(Alopias superciliosus)
04/27/2015 List as Threatened or Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat
shark, smooth hammerhead
(Sphyrna zygaena)
04/27/2015 List as Threatened or Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat

Petition Process

If a petition to list a species presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted, a positive 90-day finding is published in the Federal Register and the species becomes a Candidate for listing under the ESA.

If a petition to delist a species presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted, a positive 90-day finding is published in the Federal Register and the species goes under review for delisting under the ESA.

If a petition does not present substantial information, a negative 90-day finding denying the petition is published in a Federal Register notice.

More information on how species are listed under the ESA is also available.

Updated: April 28, 2015