50 CFR 226.215 - Critical habitat for the North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica).

§ 226.215 Critical habitat for the North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica).

(a)Primary Constituent Elements. The primary constituent elements of the North Pacific right whale are the copepods Calanus marshallae, Neocalanus cristatus, and N. plumchris, and the euphausiid Thysanoessa raschii, in areas of the North Pacific Ocean in which North Pacific right whales are known or believed to feed, as described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

(b)Bering Sea. An area described by a series of straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

58°00′ N/168°00′ W

58°00′ N/163°00′ W

56°30′ N/161°45′ W

55°00′ N/166°00′ W

56°00′ N/168°00′ W

58 °00′ N/168°00′ W.

(c) Gulf of Alaska. An area described by a series of straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

57°03′ N/153°00′ W

57°18′ N/151°30′ W

57°00′ N/ 151°30′ W

56°45′ N/153°00′ W

57°03′ N/153°00′ W.

(d) Maps of critical habitat for the North Pacific right whale follow:

[ 73 FR 19011, Apr. 8, 2008]

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  • 2017-01-23; vol. 82 # 13 - Monday, January 23, 2017
    1. 82 FR 7711 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Removal of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Distinct Population Segment of Canary Rockfish From the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species and Removal of Designated Critical Habitat, and Update and Amendment to the Listing Descriptions for the Yelloweye Rockfish DPS and Bocaccio DPS
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      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective on March 24, 2017.
      50 CFR Parts 223, 224, and 226
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