Chronology of Rockfish in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Actions

January 2017: NOAA Fisheries publishes Federal Register Notice of the final removal of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin canary rockfish DPS from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species, the removal of its critical habitat designation, and the update and amendment of the listing descriptions for the yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio DPS.PDF Formatted Document

August 2016: NOAA Fisheries publishes Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft Rockfish Recovery Plan. PDF Formatted Document

July 6, 2016: NOAA Fisheries publishes Federal Register Notice of proposed removal of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin canary rockfish DPS from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species, the removal of its critical habitat designation, and the update and amendment of the listing descriptions for the yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio DPSPDF Formatted Document

April 2016: NOAA Fisheries completes a 5-Year Status Review for yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish and bocaccio PDF Formatted Document

November 13, 2014: NOAA Fisheries designates final critical habitat for yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, and bocaccioPDF Formatted Document 

August 30, 2010: NOAA Fisheries declines petition to list Georgia Basin China & Tiger rockfishes under the ESA  

April 2010: Sam Wright petitions to list Georgia Basin China & Tiger rockfishes under the ESA  

April 28, 2010: NOAA Fisheries lists Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Bocaccio as endangered & Canary and Yelloweye rockfish as threatened under ESA

April 23, 2009: NOAA Fisheries proposes to list 3 species of Rockfish in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin under the ESA with Bocaccio as "endangered" &  Canary and Yelloweye rockfish as "threatened" & concludes that listing is not warranted for Greenstriped & Redstripe rockfish  

October 2007: Sam Wright presents supplemental Rockfish in Puget Sound petition information  

October 5, 2007: NOAA Fisheries declines petition to list 5 species of Rockfish in Puget Sound under the ESA

April 2007: Sam Wright petitions to list 5 species of  Rockfish in Puget Sound  under the ESA  

January 23, 2007: NOAA Fisheries determines that ESA listing is not warranted for Puget Sound Copper & Quillback rockfish  

September 2006: Sam Wright petitions to list Copper & Quillback rockfish in Puget Sound under ESA  

April 3, 2001: NOAA Fisheries determines that ESA Listing is not warranted for Pacific Herring & 3 rockfish species 7

November 24, 2000: NOAA Fisheries determines that ESA listing is not warranted for Pacific cod, Hake Walleye pollock  

February 1999: Sam Wright petitions to list 18 species of Puget Sound marine fishes under the Endangered Species Act NOAA Fisheries says that 7 of the 18 populations merit further consideration