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In Re: The HSUS (Porbeagle Shark Endangered Species Act Listing Petition)


Formal petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service to list the porbeagle shark as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. In the last 40 years, 90 percent of the porbeagle population has been eliminated primarily due to overfishing. The petition requests that NMFS list the porbeagle, thereby prohibiting fishing and import of the species.


 

Court or Agency: Before the National Marine Fisheries Service and Secretary of Commerce
Plaintiff(s): The Humane Society of the United States
Defendant: National Marine Fisheries Service
HSUS Counsel: Sarah Uhlemann
Outside Counsel: None
Status: Petition Filed