Removal of the Nashville Crayfish from Federal List (Draft)
Sep. 23, 2020
USFWS proposes to remove the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This determination is based on the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the threats to the species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species has recovered and no longer meets the definition of an endangered species or a threatened species under the ESA. They announced a 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule, ending 27 January 2020. They now reopen the public comment period on the proposed rule to allow all interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
(Federal Register: 23 September 2020 [Proposed Rule] Pages 59732-59734)