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US - NMFS to test ITDSACE for Seafood Monitoring Program
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

On October 4, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published in the Federal


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Three New Species; National Marine Fisheries Services Lists Subspecies of Hector’s Dolphin
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2017

On September 20, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS") listed three separate species under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"). USFWS


From Maine to Florida, Designated Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon Will Complicate Federal Permitting
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

From the Penobscot River in Maine to the St. Mary’s River in Florida, the Atlantic sturgeon ranges, swimming periodically up river to spawn and


NMFS Designates Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2017

On August 17, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published in the Federal Register a final rule designating over 3,900 river miles


NMFS Issues Final Rule Designating Critical Habitat for the Atlantic Sturgeon
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

On August 17, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a final rule designating critical habitat for the endangered New York Bight


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