NOAA is preparing to announce whether it will list Atlantic bluefin tuna as threatened or endangered under the ESA just before noon today. (Lots on bluefin issues @dotearth).

NOAA has conducted an extensive scientific status review of Atlantic bluefin tuna and will issue a decision today based on this review on whether to list the species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The scientific status review on Atlantic bluefin tuna, a news release on NOAA’s decision, and other information on bluefin tuna will be posted later today (at the link above).