Monday, September 20, 2010

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Status Review

NOAA Fisheries is initiating a status review for the Atlantic bluefin tuna in response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list the fish as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

According to NOAA, the organization has reviewed the information submitted by the Center with the listing petition along with commercial and recreational fisheries data, publications and results of studies, and has determined that the petitioned action may be warranted.  

The 90-day finding states that a petition under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to list a species contains "substantial information" that the petitioned action may be warranted; it is not a listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna.

A full explanation of information sought can be found in the Federal Register.

source: NOAA Fish News 

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