Pinto abalone not an endangered species, despite of population decrease to 80%

December 29, 2014 3:26 PM

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Pinto abalone not an endangered species, despite of population decrease to 80%

The federal agency has recently announced that it does not approve of arguments in support that the pinto abalone is a threatened species. It said that its status review is not in line with claims that the six-inch Pacific Ocean marine snail requires federal security under the Endangered Species Act.

According to a report published in the Associated Press, two conservation assemblies had filed a petition with The National Marine Fisheries Service in July 2013. The petition demanded the agency to conduct a status test for the marine snail species, fearing it is likely to soon face extinction.

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