The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is reopening the comment period on its proposed rule to list the Carolina madtom and the Neuse River waterdog as threatened and established critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act. The agency is accepting comments until August 31, 2020.
FWS Accepting Comments on Listing of North Carolina Freshwater Species
NMFS Finds Listing of Dwarf Seahorse Not Warranted
The National Marine Fisheries Service has found that listing the dwarf seahorse under the Endangered Species Act is not warranted at this time.
Animal Equality Files False Advertising Suit Against Champion Petfoods
Animal Equality has filed suit against Champion Petfoods, alleging the company’s claims of “wild caught” fish ingredients are false and misleading.
Alaska Tribe Seeks Removal of Ringed Seals from Endangered Species List
An Alaska Native American Tribe has filed suit seeking the removal of the Arctic ringed seal from the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act.
CBD Notifies FWS of Intent to Sue Over North Carolina Freshwater Species
The Center for Biological Diversity has notified the Fish and Wildlife Service of its intent to file suit under the Endangered Species Act challenging the agency’s failure to make a timely listing and critical habitat determinations for the Carolina madtom and the Neuse River waterdog. Following receipt of this letter, the Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the comment period on its proposed rule to list the species (see below).
NMFS Seeks Information on Illegal, Unreported, or Unregulated Fishing
The National Marine Fisheries Service is seeking information on nations whose vessels are engaging in illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing, bycatch of protection living marine resources, and fishing activities in waters beyond national jurisdiction that target or incidentally catch sharks. The agency is collecting information until December 31, 2020.
Animal Outlook Sues Salmon Factory Farm
Animal Outlook has filed suit alleging that Cooke Aquaculture’s sustainability claims deceive and mislead consumers.
FWS Seeks Comments on Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Permit Applications
The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it has received applications for endangered species and marine mammal permits, including requests to move penguins to a zoo in Indiana and import elephants to a zoo in Texas. The agency is accepting comments on these applications until July 27, 2020.
Groups Challenge Trump’s Rescission of Fishing Ban in Marine Monument
Groups Challenge Government Over Failure to Sanction Mexico for Illegal Fishing
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute have filed suit against the Department of Interior for failing to respond to a 2014 petition seeking increased sanctions against Mexico for turning a blind eye to illegal fishing operations that further threaten the vaquita, an endangered porpoise.