NMFS Orange Clownfish and Damselfish ESA

ESA CLOWN FISH

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced a 90-day finding on seven Indo-Pacific species included in a petition to list eight species of pomacentrid reef fish as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These are the Orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and seven other damselfishes. This is a similar action to the recent Pyxis tortoise issue (link at www.usark.org/2014-blog/pyxis-tortoises/. The deadline to comment is November 3.