Navigation Links
NOAA proposes federal regulations to protect black abalone
Date:1/11/2008

NOAA Fisheries Service filed with the Federal Register today a proposed rule to list black abalone, a marine mollusk coveted by fishermen and gourmets alike, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposal comes after NOAA Fisheries Service considered the report of a scientific review team concluding that the species is at risk of extinction.

The scientific review team reported major declines in the population of black abalone, especially in the areas around the Channel Islands off Southern California, said Rod McInnis, Southwest Regional Administrator for NOAAs National Marine Fisheries Service. These proposed regulations seek federal protection for black abalone and request input from the public in determining what areas might be included as critical habitat for the species.

Black abalone were once plentiful in the intertidal waters from Northern Baja California, Mexico, to Monterey, Calif., although there is some scientific debate about how far north the population once extended. The species was utilized by early California natives and peaked as a commercial fishery in the state in 1973 with almost two million pounds harvested.

Since the 1980s, black abalone abundance has plummeted primarily from a bacterial disease known as withering syndrome. Other causes of the rapid population decline are likely due to historical overfishing, poaching and natural predation. NMFS has considered recent preliminary evidence which suggests a small disease resistant population may exist at San Nicolas Island. Even with this possibility, the likelihood that black abalone populations will continue to decline towards extinction (within the next 30 years) is very high.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Milbury
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. A study proposes a new universal rule to explain the equilibrium of plant populations
2. A study proposes a new universal rule to explain the equilibrium of plant populations
3. Study proposes new theory of how viruses may contribute to cancer
4. SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding
5. Rain forest protection works in Peru
6. Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another
7. Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines rain forests
8. Fungus genome yielding answers to protect grains, people and animals
9. Genes that both extend life and protect against cancer identified
10. Intravenous gene therapy protects normal tissue of mice during whole-body radiation
11. Rosemary chicken protects your brain from free radicals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NOAA proposes federal regulations to protect black abalone
(Date:4/6/2017)... April 6, 2017 Forecasts by ... Document Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & ... Gas & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, ... Are you looking for a definitive report ... ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... April 5, 2017 Today HYPR Corp. ... the server component of the HYPR platform is officially ... the end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across ... has already secured over 15 million users across the ... of connected home product suites and physical access represent ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... NEW YORK , April 4, 2017   ... solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and ... The patent broadly covers the linking of an iris ... the same transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th ... our latest patent is very timely given the multi-modal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... Washington, USA (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 ... ... sensing, imaging, and related applications were the focus of researchers, engineers, product developers, ... 2017 in Anaheim. , Sponsored by SPIE, the international society for ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... ... April 20, 2017 , ... Assured Enterprises, Inc. ... offer a full spectrum of digital security goods and services. The strategic partners ... the ground-breaking proactive cybersecurity services and products through Assured Enterprises. The two companies ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: ... results at the International Liver Congress ("ILC") 2017 of the ... Amsterdam on the positive effects of ... model of obesity and metabolic syndrome. ... According to Dr. Lyne Gagnon, Vice-President of R&D ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Israel , April 20, 2017  BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics ... technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that Chaim Lebovits ... Regenerative Medicine,s (ARM) 5 th Annual Cell & Gene ... EDT in Boston . In ... Officer & Chief Operating Officer, will participate in a panel ...
Breaking Biology Technology: