NMFS Denies ESA Listing Petition for GOM Sperm Whales

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has denied a petition to list the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Gulf of Mexico as an endangered or threatened distinct population segment under the U.S Endangered Species Act.  NMFS’ action responds to 2011 petition filed by WildEarth Guardians.  CRE filed comments with NMFS opposing the petitioned action.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice denying the petition.

Click here to read CRE’s comments opposing the petition.



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