Just In: Bangaii Cardinalfish Proposed Amongst Four Others To Be Listed Under Endangered Species Act

By Caitlin Nichole 7 years agoNo Comments

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 1.00.04 PMPopping up on our feed this afternoon came a word from Ret Talbot, “NMFS Proposes to List Banggai Cardinalfish under Endangered Species Act”.

You may recall back in March of 2014, the Bangaii Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) was inching its way closer to Endangered Species Listing after a “90-day-finding” by the NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) determined there was “substantial information” in a petition from June of 2013 to do so. 

Tomorrow, after completion of their 12-month finding, the NMFS will be publishing a proposed rule to list six species, including the Bangaii, under the Endangered Species Act. Since none of the six species listed are found within U.S. jurisdiction, the NMFS will not be proposing a critical habitat designation. NMFS will be open to comments from the Federal Register for 60 days from the date of publication. You can read more about the proposal over at Ret’s “Good Catch Blog” and keep an eye out for his in-depth article on the topic in CORAL magazine tomorrow.


 Caitlin Nichole

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I'm a New York Reef Enthusiast and Fish Nerd, amateur photographer, dog lover, beer brewer/drinker, cocktail mixer, semi-seasoned chef, Prosecco Indulging, lightly foul-mouthed, slightly antagonistic, sorta-artistic, wordy bookworm of a girl. Dog mommy of three, an Abyssinian dubbed "Mau", plus one Dwarf Cuttlefish and a few Clarions. I have a tattoo of an Octopus with flowers on my rear. I ride my bike to the beach and sip bourbon with a good (reef) book while watching the waves. I like to think I'm witty and charming - but I'll let you decide.

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