NGOs have petitioned NMFS to list the sperm whale in the northern Gulf of Mexico as a Distinct Population Segment under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. CRE’s comments opposed the requested listing for several reasons. One reason is the absence of an adequate data base to support such a listing. A DPS listing on the current data base would violate NMFS’ and OMB’s Information Quality Act Guidelines.
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