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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Northern Sea Otter 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
08/09/2005 Alaska Region (Region 7) Southwest Alaska, from Attu Island to Western Cook Inlet, including Bristol Bay, the Kodiak Archipelago, and the Barren Islands Additional species information
Alaska Region (Region 7) Southcentral Alaska Northern Sea Otter Stock
Pacific Region (Region 1) Northern Sea Otter Stock in Washington State
Alaska Region (Region 7) Southeast Alaska Northern Sea Otter Stock
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
04/26/2013 78 FR 24767 24768 Announcement of Active 5-Year Status Review of the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
10/08/2009 74 FR 51988 52012 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
12/16/2008 73 FR 76454 76469 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni); Proposed Rule
05/08/2009 74 FR 21614 21615 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni): Proposed rule; reopening of public comment period; notice of public hearing.
06/09/2009 74 FR 27271 27275 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter: Proposed rule; extension of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and amended required eterminations.
08/09/2005 70 FR 46366 46386 Determination of Threatened Status and Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris keny oni); Final Rule
02/11/2004 69 FR 6600 6621 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) as Threatened
06/13/2002 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/30/2001 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
01/17/2018 83 FR 2461 2462 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report for the Northern Sea Otter in Washington
04/22/2019 84 FR 16688 16691 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report for the Northern Sea Otter in Washington
05/05/2004 69 FR 25055 25056 Notice of a Public Hearing for the Proposed Listing of the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter as Threatened
10/12/2010 75 FR 62562 62564 Notice of Availability of Draft Recovery Plan for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
09/12/2006 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/04/2004 69 FR 24876 24904 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
09/06/2013 78 FR 54905 54906 Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni): Availability of Recovery Plan
08/15/2006 71 FR 46864 46870 Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
08/09/2005 70 FR 46387 46392 Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter: Proposed rule.
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
08/09/2005 70 FR 46387 46392 Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter: Proposed rule.
08/15/2006 71 FR 46864 46870 Special Rule for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/13/2013 Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) Recovery Plan Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
09/06/2013 78 FR 54905 54906 Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni): Availability of Recovery Plan
  • Recovery Plan Final, Document Availability
10/12/2010 75 FR 62562 62564 Notice of Availability of Draft Recovery Plan for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
04/26/2013 78 FR 24767 24768 Announcement of Active 5-Year Status Review of the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/21/2013 Southwest Alaska DPS of the Northern Sea Otter 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
10/08/2009 74 FR 51988 52012 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter Final Rule Final designated
12/16/2008 73 FR 76454 76469 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni); Proposed Rule 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 Northern Sea Otter.

» Petitions

» Biological Opinions

» Life History

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