NMFS Seeks Comment on ESA Listing for Taiwanese Humpback Dolphin

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published its 90-day finding on a petition to list the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis) range-wide as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

NMFS has found find the petition and information in NMFS’ files present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the Taiwanese humpback dolphin.

NMFS will conduct a status review of the species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted.

To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, NMFS solicits scientific and commercial information pertaining to the species from any interested party.

NMFS must receive any comments and information by July 11, 2016.

Click here to read more about this NMFS action.

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