rockfish http://www.kplu.org en Critical Habitat Listed for Puget Sound Rockfish http://www.kplu.org/post/critical-habitat-listed-puget-sound-rockfish <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to designate almost 1,200 square miles of Puget Sound as critical habitat for three species of endangered rockfish.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The habitat protection follows the 2010 decision to list yelloweye, canary and bocaccio rockfish under the Endangered Species Act.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:55:19 +0000 The Associated Press 9543 at http://www.kplu.org Critical Habitat Listed for Puget Sound Rockfish Lawsuit threatened over Puget Sound rockfish http://www.kplu.org/post/lawsuit-threatened-over-puget-sound-rockfish <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The Center for Biological Diversity said Thursday it intends to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for missing a deadline to designate protected habitat for endangered Puget Sound rockfish. It's been three years since they were listed.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A lawyer for the group in San Francisco, Catherine Kilduff, says some rockfish can live to be 100 years old and losing them would be like clear-cutting an old growth forest.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:34:59 +0000 The Associated Press 9315 at http://www.kplu.org Lawsuit threatened over Puget Sound rockfish