[Coral-List] Subject: 82 Corals Status Review under the US Endangered Species Act (reply to Fenner)

Shortfin Mako Shark shortfin_mako_shark at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 7 14:47:22 EDT 2012

FYI. Having previously worked with the various agencies, they cannot (allowed) comment, especially during litigation or rulemaking.


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From: David Fisk <davefisk at gmail.com>
>To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov 
>Cc: eshin at marine.usf.edu 
>Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:31 PM
>Subject: [Coral-List] Subject: 82 Corals Status Review under the US Endangered Species Act (reply to Fenner)
>I am surprised no one in government or more management-oriented positions
>have replied to Eugene's reasonable question. Of course, listing coral
>species will do nothing to prevent natural forces that may be driving
>species depletions, but having a legislative tool like an endangered
>species listing for planners and government decision makers, means that if
>they have the political will, they can minimise or better control
>anthropogenic impacts that are also pushing species to extinction. Clearly
>this tool will only be effective if anthropogenic disturbances are having a
>significant impact (cf natural forces) in that location. It would be only
>part of the solution but it can be helpful if used, but I don't think that
>having such a listing means we can all sit back and feel good about the
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