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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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USFWS Errs but Aquarium Trade Still Spooked

As I reported earlier, USFWS wildlife inspectors at the Port of Los Angeles began notifying aquarium trade import and wholesale businesses today that it would be illegal to import any of the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened under … Continue reading

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USFWS Notifies Aquarium Businesses that Importing Listed Corals is Illegal

This blog post was followed by a second post later in the day providing more information. -Ed. Early this afternoon Eastern Standard Time, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement at the Port of Los Angles … Continue reading

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NOAA Lists 20 Corals as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Yesterday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) delivered a final rule listing seven species of corals indigenous to Caribbean waters and 13 species of corals from the Indo-Pacific under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). … Continue reading

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