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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 20. Conservation and Protection of Alaska Fish and Game
- Section 190. Determining Endangered Species.
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AS 16.20.190. Determining Endangered Species.
- (a) A species or subspecies of fish or wildlife is considered endangered when the commissioner of fish and game determines
that its numbers have decreased to such an extent as to indicate that its continued existence is threatened. In making
this determination the commissioner of fish and game shall consider
- (1) the destruction, drastic modification, or severe curtailment of its habitat;
- (2) its overutilization for commercial or sporting purposes;
- (3) the effect on it of disease or predation;
- (4) other natural or man-made factors affecting its continued existence.
- (b) After making a determination under (a) of this section, the commissioner of fish and game shall, in accordance with AS
44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), publish a list of the
species or subspecies of fish and wildlife that are endangered. The commissioner shall, at least once every two years
thereafter, conduct a thorough review of the list to determine what changes have occurred concerning the species or
subspecies listed. Consideration of existing species or subspecies of fish and wildlife for listing under this section
shall be made on a continuing basis. The review of listed species or subspecies conducted under this section shall be
submitted in writing to the governor and the legislature and shall be made available to the public.
- (c) In making the determination and review under (a) and (b) of this section, the commissioner of fish and game shall seek
the advice and recommendation of interested persons and organizations, including but not limited to ornithologists,
ichthyologists, ecologists, and zoologists.
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