Lynn Canal Herring ESA Listing Decision Announced

NMFS published on April 11 in the federal register, that the listing of hte Lynn Canal Pacific Herring as a threatened or endangered under the ESA is not warranted because this population does not constitute a species, subspecies or distinct population segment (DPS) under the ESA.  However, the Lynn Canal population is part of a larger DPS of Pacific herring that may warrant listing under the ESA, and, therefore, WE INITIATE A STATUS REVIEW TO EVALUATE THE STATUS OF THE SOUTHEAST ALASKA HERRING POPULATION AS A DPS STOCK TO BE A CANDIDATE SPECIES UNDER THE ESA.

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