Deadline for written questions: 10.19.2018
Deadline for submissions: 11.2.2018
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and western states and tribes are working
together to complete Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations and National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) for hatchery
programs. The U.S. Congress has directed NMFS to reduce the HGMP backlog.
There is a widely recognized need to determine the status of hatchery programs and the impacts
that such programs may have on the ESA status of listed populations. As such, the completion of
baseline program documentation via completion of Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans
(HGMPs) is an essential step in completing this analysis. The ultimate goal is for the assessment
of the threats and contributions to recovery posed by hatchery programs for salmon and steelhead
is used to inform the ESA delisting decisions that will need to be made for each ESA listed
salmon ESU and steelhead DPS. The following framework shows the framework used by
NMFS to assess hatchery programs in the larger context of recovery planning and
implementation and ultimate ESA delisting decisions by NMFS.
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