|Title||The Double-crested Cormorant in eastern and central North America: a summary of status and selected research|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Wires LR, Cuthbert FJean, Weseloh D.V, Trexel D.R|
|Journal||Cormorant Research Group Bulletin|
Since the late-1970s, numbers of Double-crested Cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus (DCCO), have increased significantly in many regions of North America. A variety of problems, both real and perceived, are associated with these increases (e.g., impacts to aquaculture, sport and commercial fisheries, biodiversity). The USFWS is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and in conjuntion with the USDA Wildlife Services and state resource management agencies, will develop a national management plan for the DCCO. A status assessment of the DCCO in eastern and central North America (Wires et al. 2000) is being finalized, and an assessment of the species in western North America is currently underway.