This report reviews the status of queen conch (Strombus gigas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Information and data was reviewed for approximately 44 countries and territories through March 1, 2021. This report summarizes the best available scientific and commercial information on the species and presents an evaluation of the queen conch’s status and extinction risk. Where available, we provide literature citations to review articles that provide more extensive citations for each topic.
Info. Type: ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date of Peer Review Report: 8/20/2021 (peer review started 5/14/2021)
Estimated Dissemination Date Final Work Product: 2/1/2022
Actual Dissemination Date of Peer Review Report and Final Work Product: 9/7/2022
Contact Person: Carl Rhodes Get contact information
Review Type: Individual letters
Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 3 or fewer
Peer Reviewers will be selected by: The agency
Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? No.
Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? Yes. A 60- day comment period was provided through February 4, 2020: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/endangered-species-conservation/questions-and-answers-queen-conch-status-review
Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? No
Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Queen conch biology, population dynamics, ecology, threats and other relevant discipline (e.g., analytical and connectivity modeling techniques) as well as ESA policy. Public comments are addressed in the draft provided to peer reviewers, but specific comments will not be provided.
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