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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Status review for Endangered Species Act Consideration of the Gulf Grouper (Mycteroperca jordani)

The status review for gulf grouper will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of the species as well as the species’ risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.  The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing the species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID: 285 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 9/18//2014
Actrual Dissemination Date: 6/1/2015
Contact Person: Michael LIddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 11/7/2014

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 3/4/2015
Review type: individual letters
Expected number of peer 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? Federal Register notice of the 12-month finding will give public access to, and opportunity to comment on, the status review as well as the 12-month finding.

When? During the Federal Register notice comment period in 2014.

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: Fish biology, ecology, conservation, extinction risk, threats to gulf grouper.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product