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Initiation of a Status Review under the Endangered Species Act for Cusk

NOAA Fisheries Service's Northeast Regional Office announces the initiation of a status review for cusk (Brosme brosme) and solicits information on the status of, and threats to, the species. We seek information relevant to the following topics: (1) historical and current abundance and distribution of the species; (2) potential factors for the species' decline throughout its range; (3) rates of capture and release of the species from both recreational and commercial fisheries; (4) post-release mortality; (5) life history information (size/age at maturity, growth rates, fecundity, reproductive rate/success, etc.); (6) morphological and molecular information to assist in determining stock structure; and (7) threats to the species. For more information, please contact: Kim Damon-Randall or 978-281-9300 x 6535.

  • Federal Register Notice (March 9, 2007)
    • Information regarding the status of, & threats to, the cusk must be received by April 1, 2007
    • You may submit information by any one of the following methods:
      • Fax: 978–281–9394, Attention: Kim Damon-Randall-Damon
      • Mail: Information on paper, disk, or CD-ROM should be addressed to the Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, NMFS, Protected Resources Division, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930.
      • E-mail: Include in the subject line the following identifier: "cusk status review."

Last Updated: March 9, 2007

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