12 Month Finding on Petitions to List the NE Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segment of White Shark under ESA
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife;
12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Northeastern Pacific Ocean Distinct
Population Segment of White Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the
Endangered Species Act
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
on 03. July 2013
Notice Of 12 Month Finding And Availability Of Status Review Documents.
We have completed a status review of the NEP white shark population in response to these petitions using the best available scientific and commercial data. Based on this review, we have determined that the NEP white shark population qualifies as a distinct population segment (DPS) under the ESA and does not warrant listing under the ESA. Based on the considerations described in this notice, we conclude that the NEP white shark DPS is neither in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range nor likely to become so within the foreseeable future.