Tagged: Fisheries

Bigeye thresher shark embryos (Alopias superciliosus). (Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

NMFS Announces Bigeye Thresher Shark Petition To ESA

We, NMFS, announce the 90-day finding on a petition to list the bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus) range-wide, or in the alternative, as one or more distinct population segments (DPSs) identified by the petitioners as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).

(Click to enlarge) Smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena). (Credit: NOAA)

NMFS Announces Smooth Hammerhead Shark Petition To ESA

We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) range-wide or, in the alternative, any identified distinct population segments (DPSs), as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and to designate critical habitat concurrently with the listing.