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NMFS and FWS Announce Additional Public Hearings and Extension of Comment Period on the Green Turtle ESA-Listing Proposed Rule

On June 17, 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced additional public hearings and extension of comment period on the proposed rule to revise the green turtle listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The public hearings will be held as follows:

July 6, 2015, 6-8pm (informational open house starting at 5:30pm)
American Samoa Community College Lecture Hall, Pago Pago, American Samoa

July 13, 2015, 6-8pm (informational open house starting at 5:30pm)
Multipurpose Center, Saipan, CNMI

July 15, 2015, 6-8pm (informational open house starting at 5:30pm)
University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Multipurpose Room, Mangilao, Guam

There are no additional hearings scheduled for Hawaii. The public comment period is extended through July 27, 2015.

To read the full notice on the comment period extension, click here:

For more information about the proposed rule, read the original post: http://www.wpcouncil.org/2015/03/20/nmfs-and-fws-announces-response-to-green-turtle-delisting-petition/