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National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

On August 9, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus

The Western Governors’ Association species initiative: A proposal for meaningful bi-partisan reform
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

At its Summer Meeting in Whitefish, Montana last month, the Western Governors Association took an important step toward bi-partisan reform - or

Seafood Traceability Rule to Remain in Place, Says Court
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

As reported previously on this blog, concerns about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) seafood fraud, led to a proposed rule to establish a

National Marine Fisheries Service Proposes Revised Guidance for Recovery Plans
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

On May 31, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued (pdf) proposed revised guidance for the development of recovery plans as

Endangered Species ActCitizen Suit Litigation: U.S. Government Accountability Office Addresses Deadline Suits
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

The Ranking Member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources (Raul M. Grijalva) asked the GAO to review citizen

Environmental Groups Seek to Intervene on Seafood Traceability Rule Lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

Three environmental and conservation advocacy groups have moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a group of seafood processing, distribution and

Ninth Circuit Affirms Endangered Species Act Listing Decisions Based on the Effects of Climate Change
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 16 2017

As first covered in the Spring 2013 issue of The Climate Report, on March 1, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Endangered Species Act Case Roundup
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

Two noteworthy cases have recently been issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of

States Take Aim at Federal Government's Authority to Designate Critical Habitat for Endangered Species
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

On November 29, 2016, eighteen states filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively

NMFS Publishes Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

On January 5, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice of the availability of the final Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet