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NMFS Orange Clownfish and Damselfish ESA

Discussion in 'Reptile Law - Legal News' started by Rich, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced a 90-day finding on seven Indo-Pacific species included in a petition to list eight species of pomacentrid reef fish as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are the Orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and seven other damselfishes. This is a similar action to the recent Pyxis tortoise issue (link at www.usark.org/2014-blog/pyxis-tortoises/. The deadline to comment is November 3.

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