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Jun
01

NMFS Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed revisions to its Recovery Plan Preparation and Implementation Priorities and Recovery Plans contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines.

NMFS propose to revise the guidelines to better prioritize limited agency resources to advance the recovery of threatened and endangered species guided by the immediacy of the species’ overall extinction risk, extent of information regarding major threats, and certainty that management or protective actions can be implemented successfully.

NMFS is not proposing changes to the Listing, Reclassification, and Delisting Priorities contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines.

Comments on the proposed revisions must be received by NMFS by close of
business on June 30, 2017.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this action, which contains more detail and relevant links.

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