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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Status Review for Endangered Species Act consideration of seven foreign marine species of elasmobranchs

The status reviews for these seven elasmobranch species (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus, Rhinobatos horkelii, Mustelus fasciatus, M. schmitti, Squatina guggenheim, S. argentina, and Bathyraja griseocauda) will consist of reports explaining the best available information on the biology and status of these species as well as potential threats to the species throughout all or a significant portion of their ranges. The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing these species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID:316 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date: 8/1/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 12/7/2015
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 7/29/2015
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 2/2/2015
Review type:
Number of reviewers: 4-10.

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 and When? During Federal Register notice public comment period in 2015. 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.

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: Elasmobranch biology, ecology, conservation, extinction risk, threats to foreign marine elasmobranchs.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product