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MA08.07
Teri Frady
508 495-2239
teri.frady@noaa.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2008
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930-2276

Public Hearings Set on Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon

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Known migration route for Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon Credit: NOAA

To Submit Comments

Online submission
www.regulations.gov

Enter RIN 0648-AW02 for proposed listing expansion

Enter RIN 0648-AW77 for critical habitat determination

Mail
Assistant Regional Administrator, NMFS
Northeast Regional Office
Protected Resources Division
One Blackburn Dr.
Gloucester MA 01930

Fax
Comment on proposed expansion of the listed population:
(978) 281-9394
ATTN: Jessica Pruden

Comment on proposed critical habitat designation
(207) 866-7342
ATTN: Dan Kircheis

Related Links
Public Hearing Notice
More on the Proposals
Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan
More on Atlantic Salmon

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have scheduled two public hearings on Atlantic salmon in Maine.  At the hearings, both oral and written testimony will be accepted on the Services’ proposal to expand the endangered listing for the Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon, and on the designation of critical habitat for the proposed population.  Both hearings will be preceded by information sessions.

Augusta: November 5, 2008                             Brewer: November 6, 2008
Information Session 6:00-7:00 PM                   Information Session 6:00-7:00 PM
Hearing: 7:00-9:00 PM                                        Hearing: 7:00-9:00 PM
Augusta Civic Center                                           Jeff’s Catering
76 Community Dr.                                                15 Littlefield Way

Those planning to make an oral statement for the record are encouraged to bring and submit their statement in writing as well.  If attendance is large, the time allotted for oral statements may be limited.

The Services are also accepting written public comments on the proposals outside of the public hearings through December 2, 2008 on expanding the listed population, and through December 5, 2008 on critical habitat designation.

All comments, written or oral, are considered by the Services when making final decisions on the proposals.

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