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Adding Ten Species and Updating Five Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

FWS Adding Ten Species and Updating Five Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a Final Rule amending the List by adding: “… three foreign coral species (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana), dusky sea snake, Banggai cardinalfish, the Tanzanian distinct population segment (DPS) of African coelacanth, Nassau grouper, and three angelshark species (Squatina aculeata, S. oculata, and S. squatina). FWS is also updating the entries for Puget Sound-Georgia Basin canary rockfish, Puget Sound-Georgia Basin yelloweye rockfish, lower Columbia River coho salmon, and the Puget Sound steelhead to reflect the designation of critical habitat, and FWS is updating the entry for the North Atlantic right whale to reflect an applicable rule citation. These amendments are based on previously published determinations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, which has jurisdiction for these species …”

Document Title: The title of the November 2, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule is “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Adding Ten Species and Updating Five Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife”

Organization: The November 2, 2016 Federal Register Final Rule was signed on October 14, 2016 by Stephen Guertin who is the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source: November 2, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule

Effective Date: November 2, 2016
* (See the Federal Register Notice for Applicability Dates for each species)

Web site: The November 2, 2016 FWS Federal Register Final Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-02/html/2016-26241.htm

Contact: Questions about each species may be directed to Sarah Quamme who is Chief of the Unified Listing Team of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Falls Church, Virginia at 703 358 1796; e-mail: Sarah_Quamme@FWS.gov

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