Title

Status Review Report for the Guadalupe Fur Seal

Author Information

NOAA Fisheries

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU fishing, Guadalupe Fur Seal, West Coast, endangered species act, conservation

Description

On October 22, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provided notice it was initiating a Status Review of the Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) (79 FR 63088). The species had been previously listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on December 16, 1985 (50 FR 51252) following an initial Status Review in 1984 (Seagars 1984). A recovery plan has not been initiated for the Guadalupe fur seal and therefore, we do not have recovery criteria; however, the listing decision set three criteria to determine when a status review should be initiated to determine if the listing status should be changed. Those criteria are: (1) growth to a population size of 30,000 animals; (2) establishment of one or more additional rookeries within the historical range; and (3) growth to the level at which maximum net productivity of the population occurs. As the first criterion has been met, this Status Review considers the best available scientific and commercial information to help NMFS determine whether the threatened listing status should be changed.

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Status Review Report for the Guadalupe Fur Seal

On October 22, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provided notice it was initiating a Status Review of the Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) (79 FR 63088). The species had been previously listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on December 16, 1985 (50 FR 51252) following an initial Status Review in 1984 (Seagars 1984). A recovery plan has not been initiated for the Guadalupe fur seal and therefore, we do not have recovery criteria; however, the listing decision set three criteria to determine when a status review should be initiated to determine if the listing status should be changed. Those criteria are: (1) growth to a population size of 30,000 animals; (2) establishment of one or more additional rookeries within the historical range; and (3) growth to the level at which maximum net productivity of the population occurs. As the first criterion has been met, this Status Review considers the best available scientific and commercial information to help NMFS determine whether the threatened listing status should be changed.