Council Submits New Scientific Information to NMFS for the 66 coral Species Proposed for Listing under the ESA

On February 11, 2014, the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted new scientific information to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding the 66 coral species proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Previously unpublished distribution and abundance data were generated by Dr. John “Charlie” Veron, one of the world’s most renowned coral experts.

Download the submission packet here:

Council’s letter and data submission report (Veron 2014*) in low resolution (7MB)

Council’s letter only

Data Submission Report (Veron 2014) only in high resolution (23MB)

Data spreadsheets in Veron (2014) in Excel format

*Veron, J.E.N. 2014. Results of an update of the Corals of the World Information Base for the Listing Determination of 66 Coral Species under the Endangered Species Act. Report to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Honolulu: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. 11pp. + Appendices.