Freshwater Fish to Get Endangered-Species Status in Surprise Move

Nov. 20, 2018, 10:23 PM

Federal regulators will list the candy darter, a small, colorful, freshwater fish, as endangered on Nov. 21—just the eighth species so designated since President Donald Trump took office.

That pace of endangered listings falls behind that of every other president since Ronald Reagan.

Separately, the Fish and Wildlife Service also proposed designating some 370 miles of streams in Virginia and West Virginia as critical habitat for the fish. That proposal kicks off a public comment period.

As a result of the listing, a range of protections now apply to the candy darter, including restrictions on ...

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