NMFS Delists the Eastern Distinct Population Segment of the Steller Sea Lion

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published final rules removing the eastern distinct population segment  of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. In response to two delisting petitions, NMFS determined that this DPS has recovered and no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the ESA: It is not in danger of extinction or likely to become so within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of delisting.





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