Florida and Antillean Manatee Stock Assessments Available for Review and Comment

Comments must be received on or before June 26, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has developed draft revised marine mammal stock assessment reports (SAR) for the two West Indian manatee sub-species: the Antillean manatees in Puerto Rico and the Florida manatee.

The formal Notice of Availability published on Wednesday, March 28, 2013, in the Federal Register. A public review and comment period is now open for 90-days. Comments and supporting information must be received on or before June 26, 2013.

Comments and supporting information must be submitted using one of the following methods:

Electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081; or

U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

Please indicate to which revised stock assessment report(s)—the Antillean manatee or Florida manatee—your comments apply. We will not accept email, faxes or submissions sent to an address other than as outlined above. All comments will post on under Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081..

Draft Antillean Manatee SAR- Puerto Rico Stock-PDF ver. -217KB

Antillean Manatee Literature Cited – PDF ver. – 97KB

Notice of Availability – PDF ver. – 225KB

Antillean Manatee Fact Sheet – html

Draft Florida manatee SAR – PDF – 164KB

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