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12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Shortfin Mako Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA Fisheries completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) in response to a petition from Defenders of Wildlife to list the species. After reviewing the best scientific and commercial data available, including the Status Review Report, NOAA Fisheries determined that listing the shortfin mako shark as a threatened or endangered species under the ESA is not warranted.

For more information on the 12-month finding and other supporting documents, please see theĀ NOAA Fisheries website.

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