Advocacy Group Commences ESA Citizen Suit Process to Protect Corals

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) commenced the Endangered Species Act (ESA) citizen suit process by delivering a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect twenty coral species in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific. CBD alleges that NMFS has failed to promulgate legally required protective regulations following ESA listing of the corals in 2014.