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Critical Habitat

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Final Rule for Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat: 6/19/2009

The Federal register final rule listing for Atlantic salmon critical habitat. Publish date June 19, 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:02 2013

Contributors: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PDF document icon 09SalmonCH.pdf — PDF document, 841 kB (861975 bytes)

Revised Critical Habitat for Atlantic Salmon: 8/10/2009

Revised Critical Habitat Federal Register document. This revision excluded Penobscot Tribal lands and Belfast Bay.

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:03 2013

Contributors: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PDF document icon Revised AtlSalmonCriticalHabitatFR 8-10-2009.pdf — PDF document, 382 kB (391569 bytes)

Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat Designation

Economic analysis of Critical Habitat designation for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic salmon. May 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:03 2013

Contributors: Industrial Economics Incorporated

PDF document icon Atl_Salmon_Final_Economic_Report_13-May-2009.pdf — PDF document, 3778 kB (3868724 bytes)

Final Regulatory Flexibility and Energy Impact Analysis

Final regulatory flexibility and energy impact analysis: May 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:04 2013

Contributors: Industrial Economics Incorporated

PDF document icon FRFA_and_EIA_Final Report May 2009.pdf — PDF document, 557 kB (570780 bytes)

Biological Valuation of Atlantic Salmon Habitat: 2009

Biological valuation of habitat within the endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic salmon. This document provides the methods and proceedures used to evaluate habitat and assesses habitat for each of the three Salmon Habitat Recovery Units.

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:05 2013

Contributors: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PDF document icon BIOLOGICAL VALUATION Final.pdf — PDF document, 1250 kB (1281002 bytes)

Draft Methods to determine amount of Critical Habitat needed: 2008

Methodology used to determine how much critical habitat is needed for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic salmon.

Publication Date: 2008

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:05 2013

Contributors: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PDF document icon Methods used to determine amount of Critical habitat needed Draft 2008.pdf — PDF document, 79 kB (81073 bytes)

Draft GIS-based Atlantic Salmon Habitat Model: 2008

Presents the methodology used to develop an Atlantic salmon rearing habitat model. This GIS based approach models rearing habitat throughout the entire range of the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic salmon.

Publication Date: 2008

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:06 2013

Contributors: Jed Wright , John Sweka , Ales Abbott , Tara Trinko

PDF document icon GIS-based Salmon Habitat Model.pdf — PDF document, 362 kB (371411 bytes)

Section 4(b)(2) Report Supporting Designating Critical Habitat

This report contains NMFS Northeast Region’s analysis pursuant to Section 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which supports the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). In this analysis, we describe the benefits of designating any particular area as critical habitat based upon the biological value of the area to the GOM DPS. We also describe the economic, national security, and other relevant impacts of designating any particular area as critical habitat. We then balance the benefits of designation against the impacts of designation and, as a result of this balancing, propose to exclude from the designation a number of particular areas for which we determined that the benefits of exclusion (i.e., the economic, national security, and other relevant impacts that would result if the area were designated) outweighed the benefits of designation. For these areas, we also determined that exclusion would not result in extinction of the GOM DPS.

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:06 2013

Contributors: National Marine Fisheries Service

PDF document icon 4(b)(2) Report Final.pdf — PDF document, 270 kB (277184 bytes)

Draft Habitat Requirements and Management Considerations for Atlantic Salmon

This document presents a review of the habitat features that Atlantic salmon utilize and reviews activities and threats that may affect those features.

Publication Date: 2009

Modification Date: Mon Dec 30 19:36:06 2013

Contributors: Dan Kircheis , Trent Liebich

PDF document icon Atlantic Salmon Habitat Requirements.pdf — PDF document, 800 kB (819266 bytes)

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