NMFS Schedules Meeting on Steller Sea Lion Critical Habitat

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service will host a meeting to elicit scientific information related to the designation of Steller sea lion critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.  NMFS is considering revisions to the critical habitat designation to take into account new information that has become available since NMFS designated critical habitat in 1993. This meeting will provide an opportunity for NMFS to receive presentations from the public concerning new and relevant scientific information.

NMFS requests that parties interested in presenting information pertaining to the identification of areas as critical habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of Steller sea lion submit a statement of interest, including an abstract of the information to be presented.

The meeting will be held September 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Statements of interest and abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on August 29, 2014 to be considered for presentation during the meeting.

The meeting will be held at NMFS’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115, in the Jim Traynor Conference Room.

Click here to read NMFS’ Federal Register notice of this meeting.




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