Subject: Whale Take/Public hearings - Large Whale (fwd)

Michael Williamson (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 10:30:33 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 97 11:29:00 GMT 
Subject: Public hearings - Large Whale

Public hearings - Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

  WASHINGTON,DC (FedNet,24-APR-97) -- NMFS is announcing the dates, times
and locations for 11 public hearings that will address the proposed
Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP or Plan) and
implementing regulations intended to reduce the level of serious injury
and mortality of 4 large whale stocks (right, humpback, fin, and minke)
that occur incidental to 4 east coast fisheries (northeast sink
gillnet, mid-Atlantic coastal gillnet, American lobster pot, and
southeastern U.S. shark fed net).
   DATES: Written comments on this document, the proposed take reduction
plan and its implementing regulations must be submitted no later than
May 15, 1997. Testimony may also be presented at the public hearings,
which are scheduled to be held from April 28, 1997, through May 6,
1997. See
   AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanicand
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.