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US - Conservation - Fish & Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978


The Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978 authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to establish, conduct, and assist with national training programs for State fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel. It also authorized funding for research and development of new or improved methods to support fish and wildlife law enforcement.  The law provides authority to the Secretaries to enter into law enforcement cooperative agreements with State or other Federal agencies, and authorizes the disposal of abandoned or forfeited items under the fish, wildlife, and plant jurisdictions of these Secretaries.

US - Conservation - Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956


The Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-742j, not including 742 d-l; 70 Stat. 1119), establishes a comprehensive national fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources policy with emphasis on the commercial fishing industry but also with a direction to administer the Act with regard to the inherent right of every citizen and resident to fish for pleasure, enjoyment, and betterment and to maintain and increase public opportunities for recreational use of fish and wildlife resources.  Among other things, it directs a program of continuing research, extension, and information services on fish and wildlife matters, both domestically and internationally.

US - Conservation - Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act


The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-667e) of 1934 authorizes the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce to provide assistance to and cooperate with Federal and State agencies to protect, rear, stock, and increase the supply of game and fur-bearing animals, as well as to study the effects of domestic sewage, trade wastes, and other polluting substances on wildlife.  In addition, this Act authorizes the preparation of plans to protect wildlife resources, the completion of wildlife surveys on public lands, and the acceptance by the Federal agencies of funds or lands for related purposes provided that land donations received the consent of the State in which they are located.

US - Cormorant - Depredation order for double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities


The purpose of this depredation order is to help reduce depredation of aquacultural stock by double-crested cormorants at private fish farms and State and Federal fish hatcheries.

US - Crimes - Chapter 3. Animals, Birds, Fish, and Plants.


This federal law provides for crime and penalties for animal enterprise terrorism.

US - Critical Habitat - Critical Habitat Listing for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins


The FWS has designated designate 13 river and stream segments in the Tennessee Cumberland River Basins, for a total of approximately 885 river as


critical habitat


for five endangered mussels: Cumberland elktoe (

Alasmidonta atropurpurea

), oyster mussel (

Epioblasma capsaeformis

), Cumberlandian combshell (

Epioblasma brevidens

), purple bean (

Villosa perpurpurea

), and rough rabbitsfoot (

Quadrula cylindrica strigillata

).

 

All five mussels belong to the Unionidae family.

US - Critical Habitat - Critical Habitat Listing for the Topeka Shiner



This rule is a correction to a previous final rule designating critical habitat for the Topeka Shiner (

Notropis Topeka

), published in the Federal Register on July, 24, 2004

(69 FR 44736).


 

In the previous final rule, the FWS

designated as


critical habitat


1,356 kilometers of stream in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

 

They excluded from designation all previously proposed


critical habitat


in Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota, and excluded the Fort Riley Military Installation in Kansas from


critical




habitat designation


.

US - Critical Habitat - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the California tiger


The FWS through this rule has designated a critical habitat in Santa Barbara County, California for the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma califoniese) (CTS) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973. This rule fulfills the final requirements of the settlement agreement reached in Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The reason for the designation of critical habitat for the CTS is the net loss in CTS grazing land over a 10 – 12 year period due to extensive farming, regardless of the efforts made to increase the amount of suitable grazing land.

US - Critical Habitat - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Klamath River and


This final rule is written to designate a critical habitat for the Klamath River and Columbia River populations of Bull Trout.

 

The critical habitat designation includes approximately 1,748 miles of streams and 61,235 acres of lakes and marshes.

 

The reason for this designation is that at the time of listing, there are only seven remaining non-migratory populations of bull trout, and the designation is mandatory pursuant to a court order.

US - Critical Habitat - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Riverside Fairy S


FWS has designated critical habitat pursuant to section 3 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the federally endangered riverside fairy shrimp that encompasses 306 miles within Ventura, Orange, and San Diego Counties in California.

 

The riverside fairy shrimp is a freshwater crustacean that is found in vernal pools (a shallow depression that fills with rainwater and does not drain into the lower drainage section) in the coastal California area.

 

The shrimp is the second most primitive living crustacean and is the most recently discovered crustacean in California.

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