Subject: NMFS Protected Resources WWW site/FR notice retrieval (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 17:26:33 -0400 (EDT)

     Hi all -

     In response to an inquiry, the following provides information about
     NMFS Office of Protected Resources home page and instructions for
     retreiving Federal Register notices from the WWW:


     NMFS Protected Resources Homepage:

     The home page for the National Marine Fisheries Service's Office of
     Protected Resources is at

     Both overviews and detailed information on the Office's three divisions
     (Marine Mammal Conservation, Endangered Species, and Permits) can be found
     through this home page.  Topics covered include. . . .

     - Marine mammal-fishery interactions
     - How to apply for a marine mammal scientific research permit
     - Status of anadromous and marine fish under the ESA

     Information on NMFS marine mammal science and management can be found by
     navigating through NMFS Regional Office and Science Center pages; a
     jump-off point to these offices is located at:


     Accessing Federal Register notices:

     We frequently receive requests for Federal Register notices related to
     marine mammals (e.g., the reclassification of the western stock of
     Steller sea lions as endangered, proposed regulations for the
     protection of right whales, notices for permit applications issued
     under the MMPA, protective regulations for sea turtles).  All notices
     published in the Federal Register between 1995-1997 can now be
     accessed via the World Wide Web at

     using the following instructions:

     - Navigate to the above WWW address

     - Select the year of the notice you are looking for (you can select
     all three years if you are not certain what year you want)

     - Enter a date range or a specific date

     - Enter a search term

     - Click on "Submit"

     You will be given a list of Federal Register notices that fit the criteria
     you entered.  You can view the summary of the FR notice, a text file, or
     the .PDF file, which is identical to what is published in the Federal
     Register.  To view the .PDF file, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat -
     which you can download from the Adobe website at

     Hope you find this information useful!