Five-year status review for Florida's smalltooth sawfish
73 Federal Register 29482 (Wednesday, May 21, 2008) (DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Endangered U.S. Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Smalltooth Sawfish)
SUMMARY: We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce a 5-year review of the U.S. distinct population segment of Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information on the smalltooth sawfish that has become available since its original listing as an endangered species on April 1, 2003. Based on the results of this 5-year review, we will make the requisite findings under the ESA. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than July 21, 2008.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about this Floridian fish , visit the draft recovery plan by NOAA, the Sawfish recovery team webpage, or the Mote Marine Laboratory.
Photo of smalltooth sawfish by NOAA available through University of Florida (Go Gators!)