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Title and Description:

Queen Conch Biological Assessment

Biological Assessment as part of the Status Review for the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) used in making Endangered Species Act listing determination. The information and data in the biological assessment for the queen conch (Strombus gigas) will be used to inform the status of the species throughout its range and the subsequent Endangered Species Act listing decision.  The biological assessment contains information on the queen conch’s life history and threats. The biological assessment contains information, where available, on queen conch fisheries and the status of queen conch stocks in states and territories in greater Caribbean.  We are seeking peer review on the contents of the biological assessments to ensure that it contains the best available information and data on the queen conch’s life history, threats to the continued existence of the species, the effect of fisheries (past and current) throughout the range, and any existing regulatory mechanisms that may be regulating threats.

ID: 236 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 6/14/2013
Actual Dissemination Date: 6/14/2014
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Staff Directory

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 4/12//2013

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 4/11/2013
Review type: individual letters
Number of reviewers: 3 or fewer
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How? Once the 12-month finding has published, we may request public comment on the Biological Assessment as part of the Status Review for the Queen Conch and the Endangered Species Act listing determination.

When? Between August 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Biology, ecology, distribution, habitat requirements, trade and fisheries data, and threats to the queen conch (Strombus gigas).

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement to the peer reviewers

Peer review report

Notice of 12-month finding, 11/5/2014

Final status report