NOAA Fisheries is initiating a formal status review of the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population of dusky sharks under the Endangered Species Act and is seeking scientific information to assist the review.
During a recent review of two petitions to list the dusky shark under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries determined that listings may be warranted.
The Endangered Species Act requires the agency to make a determination of whether listing the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population of dusky shark as endangered or threatened is warranted within 12 months of the receipt of the first petition (November 14, 2013).
For more information, visit the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources Website at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/
source: NOAA Fisheries