Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office
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Credit: USFWS

The Spring Pygmy Sunfish is found in Lauderdale and Limestone County, northern Alabama Credit: Conservation Fisheries, Inc., Knoxville, TN.


Service Announces an Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Spring Pygmy Sunfish


Federal Register Notice of Availability (NOA) - Request for Comments on the proposed candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA), between the applicant, the Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama, and the Service for the spring pygmy sunfish. The CCAA would be implemented at the Beaverdam—Moss Creek/Spring Complex within Limestone County, Alabama.


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The Spring Pygmy Sunfish Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) is a formal agreement between the Service and one or more parties to address the conservation needs of the spring pygmy sunfish before it becomes listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


Banks Sewell of Belle Mina Farm Ltd. submitted the CCAA permit application and appendices under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act).


The Service made a preliminary determination that the proposed CCAA and permit application are eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. The basis for this preliminary determination is contained in draft environmental action statement (EAS)


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).


Credit: USFWS

Partners and Service biologist look for spring pygmy sunfish at Moss Spring. Credit: Daniel Drennen, USFWS


Persons wishing to submit comments in writing, send them to Daniel Drennen, the lead biologist for the Spring Pygmy Fish. We must receive comments no later than March 22, 2012.

U.S. Mail: Daniel Drennen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi Field Office, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Jackson, MS 39213.

Email: daniel_drennen@fws.gov

Phone: 601-321-1127.


Last Updated: April 18, 2013