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Title and Description:
Status Review for Endangered Species Act consideration of two guitarfishes

The draft status review report is a review of the biologicla and conservation status of, and the exiction risk to, two species of guitarfish, the common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) and the blackchin guitarfish (Rhinobatos cemiculus). Status reviews are required under Section 4 of the Act. This peer review plan replaces peer review plan 263 which was posted on 5/15/2014 and was titled: Endangered Species Act draft status review report of two East Atlantic guitarfishes.

ID352 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 7/15/2016
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 9/23/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 6/17/2016
Review type:
Individual letters
Number of reviewers:
3 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? Should the status review lead to a proposed rule to list either or both of the common guitarfish and blackchin guitarfish, NMFS will request public comment on the status review report and the proposed listing determination. Thus, any such request for public input on the status review report would be done following the peer review of the status review report.

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 the common guitarfish and blackchin guitarfish.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Peer review report:

Final work product (draft)