Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Steller sea lion 

  • Population location: Western DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101

    Listing status:  Endangered

    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska
    • US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
    • USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
    • Countries in which the this population is known to occur:  Russia
  • Population location: Eastern DPS - Entire, except the population segment west of 1440 W. Long

    Listing status:  Delisted due to Recovery

    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur:  California , Oregon , Washington
    • US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
    • USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur:  Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge, Copalis National Wildlife Refuge, Farallon National Wildlife Refuge  ... Show All Refuges
    • Countries in which the this population is known to occur:  Canada
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
04/10/1990 National Marine Fisheries Service (National Marine Fisheries Service) Western DPS - See 50 CFR 224.101
04/05/1990 National Marine Fisheries Service (National Marine Fisheries Service) Eastern DPS - Entire, except the population segment west of 1440 W. Long

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07/23/2014 79 FR 42687 42696 Marine and Anadromous Taxa: Additions, Removal, Updates,and Corrections to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
05/08/2003 68 FR 24615 24637 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures Correction: Correcting amendments.
06/05/1997 62 FR 30772 30773 ETWP; Change in Listing Status For Steller Sea Lion
11/18/1991 56 FR 58184 ETWP; Listing of Steller Sea Lions as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act; 56 FR 58184
07/20/1990 55 FR 29792 29835 Listing of the Steller Sea Lions as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act; 55 FR 29792 29835
05/05/1997 62 FR 24345 24355 Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Change in Listing Status of Steller Sea Lions Under the Endangered Species Act
04/01/1993 58 FR 17181 17188 Designated Critical Habitat; Stellar Sea Lion
03/26/1993 58 FR 16369 16371 (NOAA/NMFS) Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Steller Sea Lions (Vessel exclusion area amendments for Eumetopias jubatus)
04/10/1990 55 FR 13488 (Emergency) ETWP; Emergency Listing of the Steller Sea Lion; 55 FR 13488
01/02/2003 68 FR 204 236 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for the Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska; Final Rule
03/23/1999 64 FR 14052 14077 (NOAA/NMFS) Endangered and Threatened Species; Regulations Consolidation; Final Rule
11/26/1990 55 FR 49203 49241 Listing of Steller Sea Lions as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act; Final Rule; 55 FR 49203 49241
08/27/1993 58 FR 45269 45285 Designated Critical Habitat; Steller Sea Lion
10/14/1993 58 FR 53138 53143 Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area; Steller Sea Lion Protection Areas
04/05/1990 55 FR 12645 12662 (Emergency) Listing of Steller Sea Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act With Protective Regulations; 55 FR 12645 12662
10/04/1995 60 FR 51968 51978 Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Change in Listing Status of Steller Sea Lions Under the Endangered Species Act
12/04/1990 55 FR 50005 50006 ETWP; Listing of the Steller Sea Lion as a Threatened Species; 55 FR 50005 50006
06/15/1994 59 FR 30715 30716 Designated Critical Habitat; Steller Sea Lion
04/25/1990 55 FR 17441 17442 (Correction) Listing of Steller Sea Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act with Protective Regulations; 55 FR 17441 17442
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
10/14/1993 58 FR 53138 53143 Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area; Steller Sea Lion Protection Areas
03/26/1993 58 FR 16369 16371 (NOAA/NMFS) Threatened Fish and Wildlife; Steller Sea Lions (Vessel exclusion area amendments for Eumetopias jubatus)
01/02/2003 68 FR 204 236 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for the Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska; Final Rule

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
02/29/2008 Recovery Plan for the Steller Sea Lion Eastern and Western Distinct Population Segments (Eumetopias jubatus) View Implementation Progress Final
02/29/2008 Recovery Plan for the Steller Sea Lion Eastern and Western Distinct Population Segments (Eumetopias jubatus) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
07/23/2014 79 FR 42687 42696 Marine and Anadromous Taxa: Additions, Removal, Updates,and Corrections to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Final Delisting, Recovered

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
03/23/1999 64 FR 14052 14077 (NOAA/NMFS) Endangered and Threatened Species; Regulations Consolidation; Final Rule Final Rule Final designated
06/05/1997 62 FR 30772 30773 ETWP; Change in Listing Status For Steller Sea Lion Final Rule Not Required
06/15/1994 59 FR 30715 30716 Designated Critical Habitat; Steller Sea Lion Final Rule Not Required
08/27/1993 58 FR 45269 45285 Designated Critical Habitat; Steller Sea Lion Final Rule Not Required
04/01/1993 58 FR 17181 17188 Designated Critical Habitat; Stellar Sea Lion Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Steller sea lion.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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