NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

Petition to List 44 Species of Corals as Threatened or Endangered

90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 44 Species of Corals as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

We (NMFS) announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list 44 species of corals off Alaska as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the petitions and related materials are available
online at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/coral/default.htm or upon request from the Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Olson, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271-1508; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region,  (907) 586-7638; or Maggie Miller, NMFS Office of Protected Resources,  (301) 427-8403.

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