Pinto Abalone Will Not Be Added To Endangered Species List

December 29, 2014 9:59 PM

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Pinto Abalone Will Not Be Added To Endangered Species List

According to a decision made this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the pinto abalone will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. This decision is the result of deliberation from the Pinto Abalone Status Review of December of 2014.

“The best available data indicate that pinto abalone abundance has declined in many areas throughout the species’ range due to fisheries harvest,” explains the National Marine Fisheries Services, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Still, officials argue that the baselin...

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