NMFS Decides Not to List Ribbon Seals Under the ESA

NMFS has decided not to list the ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata)as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. NMFS based its decion on the best scientific and commercial data available, including the Biological Review Team’s status review report. NMFS has also announced the availability of the ribbon seal status review report. NMFS’ decision is discussed in the Service’s July 10, 2013 Federal Register notice, which is
available online at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/07/10/2013-16601/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-determination-on-whether-to-list-the-ribbon-seal-as-a-threatened.

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