National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; 12-month finding and availability of status review documents.
We, NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Indo-Pacific, reef-building coral Pocillopora meandrina. After reviewing the best scientific and commercial data available, including the General Status Review of Indo-Pacific Reef-building Corals and the P. meandrina Status Review Report, we have determined that listing P. meandrina as threatened or endangered based on its status throughout all or a significant portion of its range under the ESA is not warranted at this time.
This finding was made on July 6, 2020.
The petition, General Status Assessment of Indo-Pacific Reefbuilding Corals, P. meandrina Status
Review Report, Federal Register notice, and the list of references can be accessed electronically online at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lance Smith, NMFS, Pacific Islands Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, (808) 725–5131; or Celeste Stout, NMFS, Office of Protected
Resources, (301) 427–8436.
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