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Title and Description:

Endangered Species Act draft status review report for thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata)

The information is a review of the biological and conservation status of, and extinction risk to, thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata), which was petitioned for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Status reviews are required under section 4 of the Act. The status review report will help inform the decision whether this species warrants listing as threatened or endangered under the Act.

ID365 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 3/21/2017
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 2/1/2017
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 7/29/2016
Review type:
Individual letters.
Number of reviewers:

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?The status review report will be made available to the public as soon as the associated 12-month finding or proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. Access to the report will be through the agency website, the rulemaking portal, as well as by direct request to the agency from any interested party.

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; conservation biology; population dynamics; natural resource policy; knowledge of thorny skate or similar species biology, life history and conservation status; bycatch; domestic and international fisheries regulations; genetics

Charge statement

Peer review report

NMFS response to peer review report

Final work product