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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:
Status Review for Endangered Species Act consideration of the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena)

The status review for the smooth hammerhead shark will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of this species as well as its respective 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 smooth hammerhead shark is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID:331 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date: 4/27/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 6/28/2016
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 1/13/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 3/1/2015
Review type:

Number of reviewers:
Three or fewer.

Peer reviewers will be designated 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 2016. 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: Shark biology, ecology, conservation, extinction risk, threats to smooth hammerhead sharks.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Peer review report

Final work product (draft)