The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to revise the Recovery Plan Preparation and Implementation Priorities and Recovery Plans contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines.
They propose to revise the guidelines to better prioritize limited agency resources to advance the recovery of threatened and endangered species guided by the immediacy of the species' overall extinction risk, extent of information regarding major threats, and certainty that management or protective actions can be implemented successfully.
NMFS is not proposing changes to the Listing, Reclassification, and Delisting Priorities contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines. They have found those guidelines to be sufficient in prioritizing listing actions and thus do not warrant a revision at this time.
Comments on the proposed revision must be received by close of business on June 30, 2017. For supplementary information and instructions on how to comment, click here.