Tag Archives: National Marine Fisheries Service

Fishery Data versus Anecdote through the Lens of Sector Management

At this year’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum, many old themes are the topic of current conversations. Fisheries managers and scientists point to data that show a fishery resource squarely on the ropes, while many in the fishing industry maintain that there … Continue reading

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Advocacy Groups May Sue over Queen Conch ESA Decision

Two advocacy groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today that they intended to litigate the agency’s decision to not list the queen conch (Strombus gigas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Calling the agency’s review of the species, “a … Continue reading

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WildEarth Guardians Commends Banggai Cardinalfish ESA Listing

Today WildEarth Guardians, the environmental organization that petitioned National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to list the Banggai Cardinalfish(Pterapogon kauderni) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), commended the agency on its decision to list the species. “Providing protections for the Banggai … Continue reading

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Banggai Cardinalfish to be Listed Under Endangered Species Act

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) posted for public inspection its final rule to list the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). When the final rule goes into effect, the species will be the first … Continue reading

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NMFS Moves Ahead with Endangered Listing for Three Corals

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will move forward with listing three coral species as “Endangered” under the Endangered Species Act, according to a document obtained from NMFS staff today. The three coral species are Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana. In … Continue reading

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Feds Recommend Increase in Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota

This afternoon, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council moved to set the controversial total red snapper quota equal to the acceptable biological catch (ABC)* of 14.30 million pounds (mp) for 2015. This quota would represent an increase of 3.3 mp … Continue reading

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NMFS Solicits Public Comment on Protective Regulations for Listed Coral Species

Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) officially began soliciting public input as they consider developing a section 4(d) rule for the 20 species of coral recently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and … Continue reading

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Aquarium Industry Lobbying Group Updates Webpage to Remove Misinformation

The Pet Industry Joint Advisor Council (PIJAC) updated its Aquatic Defense Fund webpage earlier this month to correct or remove much of the misinformation previously published on the lobbying group’s landing page for the aquarium industry. As a lobbying group, PIJAC … Continue reading

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First Corals to be Listed as Endangered Under the ESA?

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed listing three species of coral as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If the proposed rule stands, Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana will become the first coral species to be listed … Continue reading

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NMFS Proposes to List Banggai Cardinalfish under Endangered Species Act

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has completed its 12-month finding for seven marine species, and tomorrow will publish a proposed rule to list six of them (including the Banggai cardinalfish) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “We have determined that, based … Continue reading

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