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Response to a Petition to List 83 Coral Species Under the ESA

Abstract: A petition to list 83 coral species was received in October 2009. Initial response is for NMFS to make a 90-day finding to determine if the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. If so, then a status review is conducted, which leads to a 12-month finding of either not warranted or warranted. If warranted, a proposed listing rule is published, which may lead to a final listing rule.
RIN: 0648-XT12
Type: Rule Making
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  • While I believe wild coral harvesting needs to be better managed and policed, captive or t...
    Submitter Name:  Kelly ...
    Posted: 04/12/2013
  • Please reconsider this proposed law. The suggested proposal is not an effective solution a...
    Submitter Name:  Lauren ...
    Posted: 04/12/2013
  • Aloha. Conservation Council for Hawai'i supports the listing of 66 species of coral as th...
    Submitter Name:  Marjorie ...
    Posted: 04/12/2013
  • I'm not opposed to protecting wild species, but extending this sort of control to captive-...
    Submitter Name:  Andrew ...
    Posted: 04/12/2013
  • In a already weak economy it doesn't make sense to stop a self sustaining multi-million do...
    Submitter Name:  Kewonn ...
    Posted: 04/12/2013