NOAA to Host National Stakeholder Call on Proposed ESA Listing for Corals
The public is invited to participate in a national stakeholder webinar/call sponsored by NOAA on Wednesday, December 19, at 4:00 pm EST.
The purpose of the call is to help individuals, user groups, and communities understand the recent NOAA Fisheries proposal to list 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). There will also be time for questions. The call-in information is listed below along with a link to the webinar. Please note that in order to view the presentation on Dec. 19, you must register for the webinar.
• Domestic calls: 1-800-369-1884; password - callers say the word “CORALS”
• International line: 1-312-470-0116; password - callers say the word “CORALS”
• In order to view the webinar materials, register in advance.
More information and background on the proposed listing is available on the NOAA Fisheries website, along with specific information on the public comment process and the public hearings scheduled for 2013.