NOAA declines to list pinto abalone as endangered

December 28, 2014 4:09 PM

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NOAA declines to list pinto abalone as endangered

"We believed that the pinto abalones qualified for the list," environmental lawyer Brad Sewell said.

"The best available data indicate that pinto abalone abundance has declined in many areas throughout the species' range due to fisheries harvest," the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NOAA Fisheries, admitted in the report. But officials say baseline numbers -- population data prior to commerci...

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