Defenders of Wildlife and other members of the Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition have submitted comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to designate critical habitat for the threatened rufa Red Knot. Our organizations applaud this long-overdue proposal but feel it could be strengthened to emphasize the importance of horseshoe crab eggs to Red Knots, and it should include special management considerations or protections addressing horseshoe crab collection wherever horseshoe crab eggs are a physical or biological feature essential to the conservation of the species. You can read the full commentary here.