NMFS Proposes Not to List Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Under the ESA

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed not to list the Eastern Taiwan Strait population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) under the U.S. Endangered species act. This proposal is based on NMFS’ conclusion that the

“humpback dolphin is not a distinct population segment and therefore does not warrant listing”

In the same Federal Register notice, NMFS proposes to list six other non-marine mammal species under the ESA. Comments on NMFS’ proposed actions must be received by NMFS to list eight species must be received by February 17, 2015.

Click here to read NMFS’ notice of these actions.

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