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Cormorant proposed management Fish and Wildlife Service

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Migratory Bird Permits: Management of Conflicts Associated with Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) Throughout the United States
This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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Proposed rule.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to establish a new permit for State and federally recognized Tribal (hereafter “Tribe” or “Tribal”) wildlife agencies for the management of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus; hereafter “cormorants”). The new permit would authorize specific take activities that are normally prohibited and are intended to relieve or prevent impacts from cormorants on lands within State or Tribal jurisdictions to address conflicts related to the following issues: wild and publicly stocked fish stocked by State agencies or Tribes; Tribal- and State-owned or operated aquaculture facilities (including hatcheries); human health and safety; State- or Tribal-owned property and assets; and threatened and endangered species (listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, or identified in State- or Tribal-specific legislation as threatened or endangered). The Service would retain ultimate authority for regulating the take of cormorants. States and Tribes would have the discretion to determine whether, when, where, and for which of the above purposes they would conduct lethal take within limits and allocations set by the Service.www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0103-1411 . There is a comment button on the upper right hand corner of the page.

You must submit written comments on this proposed rule by July 20, 2020.


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Hope the rest of you have seen this post. Please check and comment. There is also a section where you can see how others have commented. There are many that do not want anything done to the pop. of the cormorants. They eat around 1 lb of fish daily per bird. They do not care if it is a small coho or alewife it is food for them. Do you feel the numbers are getting to high? Do you feel they need to be kept in check? 
Now you have a chance to be heard.

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Thanks for the post. Commenting is very easy on that link. Let them know you want action not words. 

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