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NOAA extends comment period on status review for Oregon Coast coho salmon ESU

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74 Fed. Reg. 38170 / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Initiation of a Status Review for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon
ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.

SUMMARY: On April 29, 2009, we, NMFS, announced the initiation of a status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Oregon Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU). As part of that proposal, we provided a 90–day comment period, ending on July 28, 2009. We have received requests for an extension of the public comment period. In response to these requests, we are reopening the comment period for the proposed action. DATES: Information and comments on the subject action must be received by August 18, 2009.

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Although benefitting from extensive science and recovery planning, such as the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, Oregon Coast coho salmon ESU(photo above from U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution) have been a subject of litigation since 1993.  See also, Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife News Bulletin.