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Listing Status:  (and others listed below)

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Humpback whale 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Western North Pacific
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Cape Verde Island/Northwest Africa
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Central America DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Arabian Sea DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Mexico DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Oceania DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Hawaii DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) East Australia DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Gabon/Southwest Africa DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) West Indies DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Southeastern Pacific DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Brazil DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) West Australia DPS
06/02/1970 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Southeast Africa/Madagascar DPS
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
01/19/1995 60 FR 3775 3776 Endangered Fish or Wildlife; Special Prohibitions; Approaching Humpback Whales in Hawaiian Waters
06/02/1970 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
12/21/2016 81 FR 93639 93641 Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale and Revision of Species-Wide Listing; Final Rule
11/24/1986 51 FR 42271 42273 NOAA--Proposed Regulations Governing Approaching Humpback Whales in Hawaiian Waters; 51 FR 42271-42273
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
09/08/2016 81 FR 62259 62320 Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Revision of Species-Wide Listing; Final Rule
04/21/2015 80 FR 22303 22356 Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Proposed Revision of Species-Wide Listing; Proposed Rule
11/23/1987 52 FR 44912 44915 NOAA--Approaching Humback Whales in Hawaiian Waters; Interim Rule w/ Request for Comment; 52 FR 44912-44915
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
11/24/1986 51 FR 42271 42273 NOAA--Proposed Regulations Governing Approaching Humpback Whales in Hawaiian Waters; 51 FR 42271-42273
01/19/1995 60 FR 3775 3776 Endangered Fish or Wildlife; Special Prohibitions; Approaching Humpback Whales in Hawaiian Waters
11/23/1987 52 FR 44912 44915 NOAA--Approaching Humback Whales in Hawaiian Waters; Interim Rule w/ Request for Comment; 52 FR 44912-44915

» Recovery

Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
09/08/2016 81 FR 62259 62320 Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Revision of Species-Wide Listing; Final Rule
  • Delisting Final
04/21/2015 80 FR 22303 22356 Identification of 14 Distinct Population Segments of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Proposed Revision of Species-Wide Listing; Proposed Rule
  • Delisting Proposed

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Humpback whale.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Humpback whale.

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