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Management of Conflicts Associated With Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) Throughout the United States (Draft)
Jun. 5, 2020
USFWS proposes to establish a new permit for State and federally recognized Tribal (hereafter "Tribe" or "Tribal") wildlife agencies for the management of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus; hereafter "cormorants"). The new permit would authorize specific take activities that are normally prohibited and are intended to relieve or prevent impacts from cormorants on lands within State or Tribal jurisdictions to address conflicts related to the following issues: wild and publicly stocked fish stocked by State agencies or Tribes; Tribal- and State-owned or operated aquaculture facilities (including hatcheries); human health and safety; State- or Tribal-owned property and assets; and threatened and endangered species (listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, or identified in State- or Tribal-specific legislation as threatened or endangered). The Service would retain ultimate authority for regulating the take of cormorants. States and Tribes would have the discretion to determine whether, when, where, and for which of the above purposes they would conduct lethal take within limits and allocations set by the Service. Submit written comments on this proposed rule by 20 July 2020. POC is Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208-1050.(Federal Registry: 5 June 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 34578-34588)

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