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By Ms. Kaja Brix


information on Lynn Canal herring as noticed in Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 174 dated September 10, 2007. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) fishery managers and State of Alaska scientists, after review of available information, found that the best available scientific and commercial information support a determination that listing of Lynn Canal herring under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is not warranted for at least five separate reasons. 1. Lynn Canal herring do not represent a distinct population segment. There is no substantial information available that would support a contrary determination. Herring found in Lynn Canal are part of a larger herring metapopulation that includes all of Southeast Alaska and that may extend beyond Southeast Alaska. 2. Herring found in Lynn Canal are stable or increasing. There is no evidence that the herring in Lynn Canal are in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future. Recent surveys indicate that th

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