Full Title Name:  Petition to List the Northwest Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) as Endangered or Threatened or, alternatively, to List the United States DPS of the Thorny Skate as Endangered or Threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  Submitted by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Agency Origin:  Submitted to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Last Checked:  June, 2015 Date Adopted:  2015
Summary: The Animal Welfare Institute and Defenders of Wildlife (Petitioners) hereby petition the Secretary of Commerce, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to list the Northwest Atlantic population of thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) as an endangered or threatened Distinct Population Segment (DPS), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. § 1531–44). In the alternative, Petitioners request NMFS to list a U.S. DPS of the thorny skate as a threatened or endangered species. In addition, Petitioners seek the designation of critical habitat concurrently with any listing of the thorny skate, as authorized by statute.
Documents:  PDF icon Thorny Skate ESA Petition.pdf (965.36 KB)

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