Critical Habitat Proposed For Rockfish

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Yesterday, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a notice of proposed rule to designate approximately 1,184 square miles of marine habitat in the Puget Sound as critical habitat for the threatened distinct population segment of yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberriums), the threatened distinct population segment of canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger), and the endangered distinct population segment of bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinus).  The notice states that comments on the proposed rule are due on November 4, 2013, and requests for public hearing must be made in writing by September 20, 2013.

Topics:  Critical Habitat, Endangered Species, National Marine Fisheries Service

Published In: Environmental Updates, Maritime Updates

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