On October 11, 2016, The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service published and sought public comment on draft 2016 Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports. NMFS subsequently became aware that due to technical errors in converting between electronic formats, the draft Atlantic SARs contained incorrect information in some instances. NMFS has published corrected Atlantic SARs.
Comments must be received by January 9, 2017. If members of the public need additional time to review the draft Atlantic 2016 SARs, contact Shannon Bettridge, Office of Protected Resources, 301–427–8402, Shannon.Bettridge@noaa.gov.