Designation of Critical Habitat for the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the Bearded Seal (Final)
Apr. 5, 2022
NMFS issue this final rule to designate critical habitat for the Beringia distinct population segment (DPS) of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus under the ESA. The critical habitat designation comprises an area of marine habitat in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. This rule is effective 2 May 2022. POC is Tammy Olson, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271-5006.
(Federal Register 1 April 2022 [Rule] Pages 19180-19230).