Advocacy Groups Threaten to Sue NMFS for Failing to Make Timely Decision about Shortfin Mako Shark Protection

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife sent a sixty-day notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect the shortfin mako shark under the Endangered Species Act after making an initial determination that listing status for the shark may be warranted. NMFS failed to comply with a January 25, 2022, deadline to make its final determination.