For The First Time Ever, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Declares Fish Recovered

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As recently reported in The Oregonian, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has declared the Oregon chub (Oregonichthys crameri) recovered, and will remove the species from the list of federally threatened and endangered species.  According to the report, this is the first fish ever taken off the endangered species list.  In a previous report, the Service stated that the fish's improved status was attributable to the efforts of the Oregon Chub Working Group, and "successful introduction of Oregon chub into new locations within their historical range and the discovery of new, previously undocumented populations."

Topics:  ESA Listings, Fish and Wildlife Service

Published In: Environmental Updates

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